Case contributed by Bruno Di Muzio


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

Patient Data

Age: 15 years
Gender: Male

MRI Lumbar spine (Low-field MRI)


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

MRI Lumbar spine (Low-field MRI)

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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