Ossification iliolumbar ligament

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

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Chronic low back pain for assessment

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Female
X-ray

Sacralisation of L5 on the right (fusion of the transverse process and alum of the sacrum) with ossification in the left L5 iliolumbar ligament from the L5 transverse process to the ilium (arrow). Sacroiliac joints are normal.

Case Discussion

This finding is usually incidental and of no significance but can be associated with spondyloarthritis (sero-negative)

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Case information

rID: 33398
Case created: 11th Jan 2015
Last edited: 21st Nov 2015
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