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Thirty-five patients were reviewed with what is called hip-spine syndrome. Concurrent disease at both the hip and spine is not infrequent in the older population. In most cases, the finding and diagnosis were straight forward, and were classified as a simple hip-spine syndrome. Cases in which the spine symptoms are aggravated by deformity of the hip were… (More)
Spines from 832 deceased patients with a terminal diagnosis of malignant neoplasm were examined grossly, microscopically and radiographically for evidence of tumor. Gross tumor and bone destruction or sclerosis were reliable signs of obvious metastases. Occult lesions visualized on gross sagittal sections but not detectable radiographically occurred in 26%… (More)
A working classification of spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis which encompasses the salient features of the disorder, has been presented. It is based on both etiological and anatomical factors.