Bilateral pars defect

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

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
Published: 6th Jun 2013
Last edited: 16th Oct 2015
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