Spina bifida occulta in high grade spondylolisthesis

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A 14-year-old boy presented with symptomatic high-grade dysplastic type spondylolisthesis, with a presence of spina bifida occulta, not diagnosed by plain radiographs, but confirmed on preoperative CT and MR. Circumferential fusion with partial reduction of L5/S1 was performed. Awareness of the coexistence of spondylolisthesis and spina bifida by an accurate preoperative planning is paramount to avoid iatrogenic damage to neural elements during surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-14
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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