Lumbosacral transitional vertebra: with unilateral incomplete sacralisation

Case contributed by Dr Shailaja Muniraju

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Low back ache

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female

Post operative laminectomy changes noted at the L4-5 and L5-S1 level.

The right-sided L5 transverse process appears enlarged and dysplastic. No underlying pseudo arthrosis. These features suggest a type 1a  lumbosacral transitional vertebra. 

The right-sided L5 transverse process appears enlarged and dysplastic. No underlying pseudo arthrosis. These features suggest a type 1a  lumbosacral transitional vertebra. 

Special thanks: Dr. Madan Mohan Babu

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Case Information

rID: 50780
Case created: 21st Jan 2017
Last edited: 19th Apr 2017
System: Spine
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