Spondylolysis

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Patient referred for MRI with known fractures at the level of L5.

Patient Data

Age: 15
Gender: Male
MRI

MRI Lumbar spine (Low-field MRI)

Within the limitations of the study it is possible to spot bilateral pars articularis defects in L5. 

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MRI Lumbar spine (Low-field MRI)

Within the limitations of the study it is possible to spot bilateral pars articularis defects at L5.

Case Discussion

There is no further clinical information to correlate with the imaging findings. Spondylolysis is commonly asymptomatic. 

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Case information

rID: 39863
Case created: 24th Sep 2015
Last edited: 1st Jul 2017
System: Spine
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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