The transitional vertebra of the lumbosacral spine: its radiological classification, incidence, prevalence, and clinical significance.

@article{Tini1977TheTV,
  title={The transitional vertebra of the lumbosacral spine: its radiological classification, incidence, prevalence, and clinical significance.},
  author={P G Tini and C Wieser and William Zinn},
  journal={Rheumatology and rehabilitation},
  year={1977},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={
          180-5
        }
}
This report presents interim results from a series of studies of the lumbosacral region of the spine. A new classification of the lumbosacral transitional vertebra (LSTV) is proposed. An LSTV was found with similar frequency in patients and in population samples. The radiological findings were related to the presence of symptoms and to evidence of urological problems. Whilst Brocher (1973), Rubin (1971), and others have considered an LSTV to be of importance because it should lead to… CONTINUE READING
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