Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


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

Patient Data

Age: 15
Gender: Male

MRI Lumbar spine (Low-field MRI)

Modality: MRI

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

MRI Lumbar spine (Low-field MRI)

Modality: Annotated image

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: 25th Sep 2015
System: Spine
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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