Bilateral pars defect

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones
X-ray

Lucency projected across the pars interarticularis on both sides consistent with bilateral pars defect and mild anterolisthesis.

Case Discussion

As described, there is a defect of the pars interarticularis on both sides of the vertebral body resulting in pain. In addition, there is widening of the L4/5 intervertebral disc space and mild anterolisthesis of L4 on L5. 

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Case information

rID: 23322
Case created: 6th Jun 2013
Last edited: 16th Oct 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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