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L4-5 degenerative spondylolisthesis in monozygous twins.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8009359     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The author reports symptomatic spinal canal stenosis due to degenerative spondylolisthesis at L4-5 in identical twins. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The patient reported his brother had a similar condition. METHODS: Monozygosity was established by phenotyping. CONCLUSIONS: Spinal morphology and degenerative disease may be genetically determined.
M D Ryan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Spine     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0362-2436     ISO Abbreviation:  Spine     Publication Date:  1994 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-07-18     Completed Date:  1994-07-18     Revised Date:  2010-03-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7610646     Medline TA:  Spine (Phila Pa 1976)     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  985-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatic Surgery, The University of Sydney Royal North Shore Hospital of Sydney, St. Leonards, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Diseases in Twins / genetics*
Lumbar Vertebrae / radiography*
Spondylolisthesis / genetics*,  radiography
Twins, Monozygotic*

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