Lumbosacral transitional vertebra causing Bertolotti’s syndrome: a case report and review of the literature

@inproceedings{Paraskevas2009LumbosacralTV,
  title={Lumbosacral transitional vertebra causing Bertolotti’s syndrome: a case report and review of the literature},
  author={Georgios K Paraskevas and Alexandros P Tzaveas and Georgios Koutras and Konstantinos Natsis},
  booktitle={Cases journal},
  year={2009}
}
INTRODUCTION Lumbosacral transitional vertebra is an anatomical variation of the fifth lumbar vertebra in which an enlarged transverse process can form a joint or fusion with the sacrum or ilium. The association of that variant with low back pain and the change in the biomechanical properties of the lumbar spine is called Bertolotti's syndrome. CASE PRESENTATION We report a case of a 40-year-old male patient with chronic low back pain extending to the left buttock, just above the ipsilateral… CONTINUE READING