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Darnell T. Josiah, SoHyun Boo, Abdul Tarabishy and Sanjay Bhatia

-back pain in 1917 by Bertolotti. 17 A population-based study that included 5500 individuals and examined the prevalence and relationship of lumbosacral transitional vertebrae (LSTV) to low-back pain in the Chinese population found a prevalence of 15.8%, with a significant association of low-back pain and gluteal pain with the degree of osseous fusion. 18 Luoma et al. 13 found an increased risk of degenerative changes in the disc above the transitional vertebra among young men, and other studies 15 , 22 have shown an acceleration of disc and facet joint degeneration at

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Joshua L. Golubovsky, Arbaz Momin, Nicolas R. Thompson and Michael P. Steinmetz

analysis: Thompson. Administrative/technical/material support: Steinmetz. Study supervision: Steinmetz. References 1 Ahn SS , Chin DK , Kim SH , Kim DW , Lee BH , Ku MG : The clinical significance of lumbosacral transitional vertebrae on the surgical outcomes of lumbar discectomy: a retrospective cohort study of young adults . World Neurosurg 99 : 745 – 750 , 2017 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.05.073 27262647 2 Anagnostis C , Gatchel RJ , Mayer TG : The pain disability questionnaire: a new psychometrically sound measure for chronic musculoskeletal

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Eric H. Hanson, Rahul K. Mishra, David S. Chang, Thomas G. Perkins, Daniel R. Bonifield, Richard D. Tandy, Peter E. Cartwright, Randal R. Peoples and William W. Orrison Jr.

Anat Physiol 49 : 243 – 273 , 1915 4 Castellvi AE , Goldstein LA , Chan DP : Lumbosacral transitional vertebrae and their relationship with lumbar extradural defects . Spine 9 : 493 – 495 , 1984 5 Chithriki M , Jaibaji M , Steele RD : The anatomical relationship of the aortic bifurcation to the lumbar vertebrae: a MRI study . Surg Radiol Anat 24 : 308 – 312 , 2002 6 DeLee JC , Drez D , Miller MD : Delee and Drez's Orthopedic Sports Medicine: Principles and Practice ed 2 Philadelphia , Saunders , 2003 . 1526 – 1527 7

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Yumeng Li, Daniel Lubelski, Kalil G. Abdullah, Thomas E. Mroz and Michael P. Steinmetz

E , Sato K , shimada Y , Okada K , Yan K , Mizutani Y : Anterior decompression of foraminal stenosis below a lumbosacral transitional vertebra. A case report . Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 22 : 823 – 826 , 1997 2 Aihara T , Takahashi K , Ogasawara A , Itadera E , Ono Y , Moriya H : Intervertebral disc degeneration associated with lumbosacral transitional vertebrae: a clinical and anatomical study . J Bone Joint Surg Br 87 : 687 – 691 , 2005 3 Aihara T , Takahashi K , Ono Y , Moriya H : Does the morphology of the

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Andrew B. Boucher, Osama N. Kashlan, Matthew F. Gary and Daniel Refai

P seudoarticulation in the setting of lumbosacral transitional vertebrae, named Bertolotti syndrome, is present in approximately 12.5% of the population, may often be confused with other etiologies of lumbosacral back pain, and can be difficult to diagnose. 1 Anesthetic injections into the pseudoarticulation, also termed a false or rudimentary joint, have a therapeutic effect and can be used as a diagnostic measure to predict who may benefit from surgical intervention in patients in whom conservative therapy fails. 2 Although well characterized in the

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Xinqiang Yao, Ruoting Ding, Junhao Liu, Siyuan Zhu, Jingshen Zhuang, Zhongyuan Liu, Hui Jiang, Dongbin Qu, Qingan Zhu and Jianting Chen

osteological specimen study revealed that the degree of degenerative disc disease was greater in L4 spondylolysis than in L5 spondylolysis. 17 In general, the L4–5 segment is more unstable because the iliolumbar ligament mostly originates from L5 rather than L4, and L4–5 often sits above the intercrestal line. 2 , 7 In addition to the anatomical differences between the 2 levels, other factors, such as lumbosacral transitional vertebrae (LSTVs), may also affect the instability and disc degeneration. 12 LSTV is defined as either sacralization of the lowest lumbar vertebra or

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Michael Kottlors and Franz Xaver Glocker

patients with 5 lumbar vertebrae. Our findings are in agreement with those of Young et al., 22 who found that in cases of lumbosacral transitional vertebrae, no strict innervation pattern can be determined. The inconsistency of findings between the studies of McCulloch and Waddell, 14 Chang and Nakagawa, 5 and ours probably reflects the variability of the innervation pattern of the lumbosacral plexus and the lumbar and sacral nerve roots. In patients with a normal number of lumbar vertebrae, the L-5 nerve root supplies predominantly the tibialis anterior muscle and

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Niladri Kumar Mahato

. 8 , 45 Genes basically determine horizontal segmentation of the embryonic mesenchymal mass present on either side of the primitive neural tube and thereby establish the identity of each of the primitive vertebrae. Radiographs are very useful for detecting L5–S1 transitions by allowing one to count the vertebrae. 26 , 42 Magnetic resonance imaging is also utilized to investigate the presence of lumbosacral transitional vertebrae (LSTVs). Their detection may entail counting all the individual vertebrae 19 or correlating the vertebral level with different

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Charles H. Crawford III, Steven D. Glassman, Jeffrey L. Gum and Leah Y. Carreon

Konin GP , Walz DM : Lumbosacral transitional vertebrae: classification, imaging findings, and clinical relevance . AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 31 : 1778 – 1786 , 2010 20203111 10.3174/ajnr.A2036 6 Lau D , Clark AJ , Scheer JK , Daubs MD , Coe JD , Paonessa KJ , : Proximal junctional kyphosis and failure after spinal deformity surgery: a systematic review of the literature as a background to classification development . Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 39 : 2093 – 2102 , 2014 25271516 10.1097/BRS.0000000000000627 7 Schwab F , Patel A , Ungar