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Japanese Journal of Rheumatism and Joint Surgery
To know the causative and growth factors of calcification of cervical yellow ligaments, we carried out a morphological investigation of 4 cases. This included CT scanning, histological, ultrastructural and crystallographical studies. The results were as follows: 1) The CT scan showed various kinds of calcified masses of spotty, nodular and mushroom shapes. The larger the mass a case had, the more serious the symptoms of myelopathy were. 2) The larger masses contained more hydroxyapatite (HA)doi:10.11551/jsjd1982.7.155 fatcat:umerobz5arfltdye5syvnxdjqu