Bilateral spondylolysis of inferior articular processes of lumbar vertebra with no active sports history: Case report and review of literature


Onal M. B. , BAHADIR S.

BRITISH JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
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  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/02688697.2020.1748174
  • Title of Journal : BRITISH JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY

Abstract

Lumbar spondylosis, though mostly occurs at pars interarticularis of vertebrae, it rarely occurs at articular processes. Like the ones in pars interarticularis, articular process fractures are stress fractures that are usually seen in people participated in active sprts activity. Most of the time, nonoperative treatment is adequate. When conservative treatment fails, removal of fragments accomplishes pain relief. In this report, we present a case with bilateral spondylolysis of inferior articular processes at 3rd lumbar vertebrae and discuss with regards to the literature.