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Fig. 1 | JA Clinical Reports

Fig. 1

From: Airway management for patients with ossification of the anterior longitudinal ligament of the cervical spine

Fig. 1

a Preoperative lateral cervical spine radiograph showing extensive ossification of anterior longitudinal ligament (white arrow) in an 82-year-old man. b Preoperative sagittal CT showing hyperostosis, mostly C2–C4 and C6–C7, producing anterior laryngopharyngeal displacement, with angulation of the trachea distally (white arrows), in an 82-year-old man. c Postoperative lateral cervical spine radiograph showing that the trachea was no longer compressed and had straightened in an 82-year-old man

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