Lumbarization with lumbar rib

Case contributed by Mohammad Osama Hussein Yonso


The patient complaining of lower back pain, radiating to the left leg.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

Lumbarization of S1.

Left lumbar rib.

Metal clips in the right upper abdominal quadrant ?cholecystectomy

Case Discussion

Lumbarization is a congenital disorder where 1st sacral vertebra can show an abnormal articulation with the 2nd sacral vertebrae.

Sacralization is a congenital disorder where the 5th lumbar vertebra fused partially or completely with the 1st sacral vertebra.

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