Lumbosacral transitional vertebra (Castellvi type IIb)

Case contributed by Dr Subash Thapa

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Back pain.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

Bilateral pseudoarthrosis of the transverse process of the transitional vertebra and the sacrum.

Case Discussion

Lumbosacral transitional vertebra are congenital spinal anomalies where the last lumbar vertebra shows elongation of its transverse process with varying degrees of fusion to the first sacral segment.

In this case there is pseudoarthrosis of bilateral transverse process: Castellvi IIB.

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Case Information

rID: 48253
Case created: 27th Sep 2016
Last edited: 28th Sep 2016
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