Effect of ligamenta flava hypertrophy on lumbar disc herniation with contralateral symptoms and signs: a clinical and morphometric study.

Karabekir H. S., Yildizhan A., Atar E. K., Yaycioglu S., Gocmen-Mas N. N., Yazici C.

Archives of medical science : AMS, vol.6, no.4, pp.617-22, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.5114/aoms.2010.14477
  • Journal Name: Archives of medical science : AMS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.617-22
  • Keywords: contralateral symptoms, ligamentum flavum hypertrophy, lumbar disc herniation, morphometry, magnetic resonance imaging, NERVE ROOT, NUCLEUS PULPOSUS, HEMATOMA, SURGERY
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


Introduction: The purpose of this study was to determine whether ligamentum flavum hypertrophy among disc herniated patients causes contralateral pain symptoms For this reason we measured the thickness of the ligament in disc herniated patients with ipsilateral or contralateral symptoms.