Pars interarticularis defects - multilevel

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


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Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male

Bilateral pars interarticularis defects at L3 and L5. No listhesis at L3/4. Minimal anterolisthesis at L5/S1. 

Case Discussion

The most common level of a pars interarticularis defect is L5, followed by L4. Multilevel pars interarticularis defects are infrequent. 

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Case information

rID: 68453
Published: 1st Jun 2019
Last edited: 29th Nov 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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