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Partial lumbosacral transitional vertebra resection for contralateral facetogenic pain.

Authors
  • Brault, J S
  • Smith, J
  • Currier, B L
Type
Published Article
Journal
Spine
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Jan 15, 2001
Volume
26
Issue
2
Pages
226–229
Identifiers
PMID: 11154546
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Clinicians should consider the possibility that mechanical low back pain may occur from a facet contralateral to a unilateral anomalous lumbosacral articulation, even in a young patient. Although reports of surgical treatment of Bertolotti's syndrome are infrequent, resection of the anomalous articulation provided excellent results in this patient, presumably because of reduced stresses on the symptomatic facet.

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