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Eur Spine J. 1996;5(4):272-4.

Thoracic spinal cord compression caused by hypophosphataemic rickets: a case report and review of the world literature.

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  • 1Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Woodlands, Birmingham, UK.

Abstract

Vitamin D resistant hypophosphataemic rickets is a rare cause of spinal cord compression. The compression is caused by a combination of thickening of the laminae and calcification of the ligamentum flavum. Modern imaging techniques including CT and MRI provide excellent detail of both the level and degree of compression. MRI is particularly useful for examining the rest of the spinal cord for areas of impending compression and for postoperative follow-up. With careful surgical decompression a full neurological recovery can be achieved.

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