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L5 spondylolysis/spondylolisthesis: a comprehensive review with an anatomic focus.
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PMID:  23089935     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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. When discovered in a symptomatic patient with corroborating imaging findings, early intervention provides an excellent prognosis. Herein, we review the anatomy and pathology of spondylosis and spondylolisthesis of the L5 vertebra.
Paul Foreman; Christoph J Griessenauer; Koichi Watanabe; Michael Conklin; Mohammadali M Shoja; Curtis J Rozzelle; Marios Loukas; R Shane Tubbs
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1433-0350     ISO Abbreviation:  Childs Nerv Syst     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503227     Medline TA:  Childs Nerv Syst     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Children's Hospital, ACC 400, 1600 7th Ave South, Birmingham, AL, 35233, USA.
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