Congenital absence of a lumbar pedicle presenting as back pain in children

David W. Polly, Dan E. Mason

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Abstract

Four children with back pain were shown to have a congenital absence of a lumbar pedicle. Computed tomography scanning was the most helpful diagnostic test. A modification of the classification of Tiyaworabun et al. for congenital absence of a pedicle in the cervical spine is suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)214-219
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

Keywords

  • Back pain
  • Congenital absence of lumbar pedicle
  • Spine

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