Lumbosacral transitional vertebra (Castellvi type IIb)

Case contributed by Dr Subash Thapa


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
Published: 28th Sep 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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