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By Khaled Al-Ali Consultant neurosurgeon
Julio Urrutia, Jorge Cuellar, Tomas Zamora
PURPOSE: The prevalence of spondylolysis reported from radiograph-based studies has been questioned in recent computed tomography (CT)-based studies in adults; however, no new data are available in pediatric patients. Spina bifida occulta (SBO), which has been associated to spondylolysis, may be increasing its prevalence, according to recent studies in adults in the last decades, but without new data in pediatric patients. We aimed to determine the prevalence of spondylolysis and SBO in pediatric patients using abdomen and pelvis CT as a screening tool...
February 2016: European Spine Journal
Paul Foreman, Christoph J Griessenauer, Koichi Watanabe, Michael Conklin, Mohammadali M Shoja, Curtis J Rozzelle, Marios Loukas, R Shane Tubbs
INTRODUCTION: Spondylolysis is most commonly observed in the lumbar spine, particularly L5, and is associated with spondylolisthesis, or anterior "slippage" of a vertebra in relation to an adjacent vertebra. Isthmic spondylolisthesis is the result of a pars interarticularis defect and will be the only type of spondylolisthesis addressed in this review. CONCLUSIONS: Spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis represent a relatively common cause of low back pain, especially in young athletes, and a less common cause of neurologic compromise...
February 2013: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
Xinyu Liu, Lianlei Wang, Suomao Yuan, Yonghao Tian, Yanping Zheng, Jianmin Li
OBJECT: Lumbar spondylolysis and isthmic spondylolisthesis occur most commonly at only one spinal level. The authors report on 13 cases of lumbar spondylolysis with spondylolisthesis at multiple levels. METHODS: During July 2007-March 2012, multiple-level spondylolysis associated with spondylolisthesis was diagnosed in 13 patients (10 male, 3 female) at Qilu Hospital of Shandong University. The mean patient age was 43.5 ± 14.6 years. The duration of low-back pain was 11...
March 2015: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
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