Lumbarisation of S1

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Fall down steps. Tachycardia. Trauma scan.

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Female

Transitional vertebral anatomy with six lumbar-type vertebrae (lumbarisation of S1). No traumatic injury. 

Case Discussion

This is an example of lumbarisation of S1, which is the rarer of the two types of lumbosacral transitional vertebral anatomy

This case is definitive because whole spine imaging (not shown) was performed. 

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Case information

rID: 27478
Published: 4th Feb 2014
Last edited: 15th Aug 2017
Tags: spine, variant
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