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Reumatologia/Rheumatology
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1/2022
vol. 60
 
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Case-based review

Co-existence of spina bifida occulta and lumbosacral transitional vertebra in patients presenting with lower back pain

Ashish Sharma
1
,
Ashok Kumar
2
,
Anoushka Kapila
3

1.
Department of Rheumatology, Fortis Hospital, Noida, India
2.
Department of Rheumatology, Fortis FLT LT Rajan Dhall Hospital, New Delhi, India
3.
University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Delhi, India
Reumatologia 2022; 60, 1: 70–75
Online publish date: 2022/02/28
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Lower back pain is a common symptom, which is managed by various specialties including neurology, orthopedics, general medicine, and rheumatology. Lumbosacral transitional vertebra (LSTV) is an important cause of back pain, about which many clinicians are unfamiliar. It is a congenital malformation of the spine, which results from abnormal fusion of the sacrum with the vertebra above, to a variable extent. An extra joint is formed between the ala of sacrum and the elongated transverse process of the vertebra above on one or both sides. It leads to altered rotational movement of the lower spine, which gives rise to back pain.

Spina bifida occulta (SBO) is another congenital malformation of the spine, which is detected incidentally because it does not cause any symptoms. We observed frequent co-existence of SBO and LSTV in patients attending our rheumatology clinic for lower back pain.
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back pain, spina bifida occulta, lumbosacral transitional vertebra, Bertolotti’s syndrome







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