Pars interarticularis defect

Case contributed by Dr Praveen Jha

Presentation

Back pain and numbness in right lower limb

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Female
Race: Indian/Pakistani
Modality: X-ray

Grade II anterolisthesis of L4 over L5 vertebra is seen with pars interarticularis defect, giving a 'scotty dog appearance'.

Case Discussion

This is a classical 'scotty dog' appearance in pars defect.

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Case Information

rID: 17847
Case created: 18th May 2012
Last edited: 19th Jan 2016
Tag: spine
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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