Lumbosacral transitional vertebra causing Bertolottis syndrome: a case report and review of the literatureReport as inadecuate




Lumbosacral transitional vertebra causing Bertolottis syndrome: a case report and review of the literature - Download this document for free, or read online. Document in PDF available to download.

Cases Journal

, 2:8320

First Online: 06 July 2009Received: 27 October 2008Accepted: 16 June 2009DOI: 10.4076-1757-1626-2-8320

Cite this article as: Paraskevas, G., Tzaveas, A., Koutras, G. et al. Cases Journal 2009 2: 8320. doi:10.4076-1757-1626-2-8320

Abstract

IntroductionLumbosacral transitional vertebra is an anatomical variation of the fifth lumbar vertebra in which an enlarged transverse process can form a joint or fusion with the sacrum or ilium. The association of that variant with low back pain and the change in the biomechanical properties of the lumbar spine is called Bertolotti-s syndrome.

Case presentationWe report a case of a 40-year-old male patient with chronic low back pain extending to the left buttock, just above the ipsilateral sacroiliac joint. Radiographic investigation revealed an anomalous enlargement of the left transverse process of the fifth lumbar vertebra forming a pseudarthrosis with the infrajacent ala of the sacrum.

ConclusionIn young patients with back pain the possibility of Bertolotti-s syndrome should always be taken in account.

Download fulltext PDF



Author: Georgios Paraskevas - Alexandros Tzaveas - Georgios Koutras - Konstantinos Natsis

Source: https://link.springer.com/







Related documents