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Posterior element pain in an adolescent schoolgirl
  1. Mark E Batt,
  2. Nina Skattum,
  3. Blane K Chong,
  4. Jeffrey L Tanji


    A case is presented of a transitional lumbosacral vertebra in an adolescent girl, presenting with low back pain. There was no evidence of a pars interarticularis defect. Careful assessment of children or adolescents presenting with low back pain is important since back pain in this age group is usually caused by organic disease.

    • adolescence
    • low back pain
    • sports
    • lumbosacral defect

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