Cervical spondylolysis with spondylolisthesis

Case report

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✓ The authors describe a case in which cervical spondylolysis was found at multiple levels with spondylolisthesis and associated neurological deficits. Radiographic findings and the absence of history of trauma suggest a congenital etiology.

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Address reprint requests to: Charles B. Wilson, M.D., Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco, California 94143.

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    Radiographs of the cervical spine. Left: Anteroposterior view showing no evidence of spina bifida. Right: Lateral view. Defects of the pars interarticularis are noted at C3–5 (small arrows). The bone margins are smooth and well corticated. The height of the involved vertebral bodies is decreased. Spondylolisthesis is noted at C-5 on C-6 (large arrow).

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    Lateral tomograms of the cervical spine. Left: Smooth, well-corticated bone margins of the pars interarticularis defects can be seen at C3–5 on the right side (arrows). Right: Lateral tomogram of cervical spine shows smooth, well-corticated bone margins of the pars interarticularis defects at C3–5 on the left side (arrows).

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