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The transitional vertebra of the lumbosacral spine: its radiological classification, incidence, prevalence, and clinical significance.
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PMID:  143714     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This report presents interim results from a series of studies of the lumbosacral region of the spine. A new classification of the lumbosacral transitional vertebra (LSTV) is proposed. An LSTV was found with similar frequency in patients and in population samples. The radiological findings were related to the presence of symptoms and to evidence of urological problems. Whilst Brocher (1973), Rubin (1971), and others have considered an LSTV to be of importance because it should lead to unfavourable weight bearing in the lower spine, the present extensive material shows that there is no relation between an LSTV and low backache. There may be a genetic factor involved in the various types of LSTV.
P G Tini; C Wieser; W M Zinn
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Rheumatology and rehabilitation     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0300-3396     ISO Abbreviation:  Rheumatol Rehabil     Publication Date:  1977 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-11-30     Completed Date:  1977-11-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0355004     Medline TA:  Rheumatol Rehabil     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  180-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Back Pain / etiology
Lumbar Vertebrae / abnormalities,  radiography*
Lumbosacral Region
Sacrum / abnormalities,  radiography*

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