Lumbosacral transitional vertebra: sacralisation of L5

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Lower back pain.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Female

There are four lumbar-type vertebral bodies and one transitional vertebra characterised as an assimilation of L5 to the sacrum. 

Case Discussion

Assimilation of L5 to the sacrum is more common than lumbarisation of S1, occurring in ~17% of the population. 

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Case information

rID: 38401
Case created: 18th Jul 2015
Last edited: 23rd Apr 2017
System: Spine
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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