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Traumatic Lateral Listhesis of Lumbar Spine in a Young Female

Sanjay Yadav, Saurabh Singh, Rohit Amar, Ramvilas Nag

Keywords : Lateral, Listhesis, Lumbar, Spine, Traumatic

Citation Information : Yadav S, Singh S, Amar R, Nag R. Traumatic Lateral Listhesis of Lumbar Spine in a Young Female. J Postgrad Med Edu Res 2018; 52 (2):88-89.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10028-1281

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-04-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


Traumatic lateral translation is an extremely rare presentation. The diagnosis may be easily missed. An 18-year-old female presented with fall from height and backache and weakness in bilateral lower limbs. On examination, there was tenderness in lumbar spine, step-like deformity; neurological examination revealed no sensory loss and grade III power in both lower limbs without bowel and bladder involvement. Radiographic examination showed anterolateral listhesis of L5 over S1. Magnetic resonance imaging showed spinal canal stenosis and mild compression of traversing caudal roots. Patient was treated with open reduction and stabilization with posterior instrumentation, decompression, and posterolateral fusion. Complete neurological recovery was observed over 1-year follow-up period.

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