January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1766
Reference Entry
A definition of the term "prespondylolisthesis" is presented. It refers to a congenital defect of both pedicles of the fifth lumbar vertebra without displacement. This is a susceptible condition to spondylolisthesis.


Related Articles

  • Comparative study of spinopelvic sagittal alignment between patients with and without degenerative spondylolisthesis. Funao, Haruki; Tsuji, Takashi; Hosogane, Naobumi; Watanabe, Kota; Ishii, Ken; Nakamura, Masaya; Chiba, Kazuhiro; Toyama, Yoshiaki; Matsumoto, Morio // European Spine Journal;Nov2012, Vol. 21 Issue 11, p2181 

    Introduction: To date, few studies have focused on spinopelvic sagittal alignment as a predisposing factor for the development of degenerative spondylolisthesis (DS). The objectives of this study were to compare differences in spinopelvic sagittal alignment between patients with or without DS...

  • A slip above a slip: retrolisthesis of the motion segment above a spondylolytic spondylolisthesis. Mehta, Jwalant; Kochhar, S.; Harding, I. // European Spine Journal;Nov2012, Vol. 21 Issue 11, p2128 

    Objective: The purpose of this study is to assess the degenerative changes in the motion segments above a L5S1 spondylolytic spondylolisthesis and to view these in light of the retrolisthesis in the segment immediately above the slip. Background summary: A spondylolytic spondylolisthesis causes...

  • sacralization. Peters, Michael // BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia;2004, p671 

    A definition of the medical term "sacralization" is presented. It refers to the fusion of the fifth lumbar vertebra with the upper sacrum, or the triangular spinal bone found below the lumbar vertebrae. There are usually no symptoms if sacralization had been present from birth. Deliberate...

  • No correlation between patient outcome and abnormal lumbar MRI findings 21 years after posterior or posterolateral fusion for isthmic spondylolisthesis in children and adolescents. Remes, Ville; Lamberg, Tommi; Tervahartiala, Pekka; Helenius, Ilkka; �sterman, Kalevi; Schlenzka, Dietrich; Yrj�nen, Timo; Seitsalo, Seppo; Poussa, Mikko // European Spine Journal;Dec2005, Vol. 14 Issue 9, p833 

    Between 1977 and 1987, posterior ( n=29) or posterolateral ( n=73) fusion was performed for mild to moderate (slip <50%) isthmic spondylolisthesis on 102 patients (46 females, 56 males). The patients� average age at the time of operation was 15.9 (range, 8.1�19.8) years. Clinical...

  • Lumbar Spondylolysis and Spondylolytic Spondylolisthesis: Who Should Be Have Surgery? An Algorithmic Approach. Omidi-Kashani, Farzad; Ebrahimzadeh, Mohamad Hossein; Salari, Saman // Asian Spine Journal;2014, Vol. 8 Issue 6, p856 

    Lumbar spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis are common spinal disorders that most of the times are incidental findings or respond favorably to conservative treatment. In a small percentage of the patients, surgical intervention becomes necessary. Because too much attention has been paid to novel...

  • Kinematic response of lumbar functional spinal units to axial torsion with and without superimposed compression and flexion/extension. Haberl, Hannes; Cripton, Peter; Orr, Tracy-E.; Beutler, Thomas; Frei, Hanspeter; Lanksch, Wolfgang; Nolte, L.-P. // European Spine Journal;Oct2004, Vol. 13 Issue 6, p560 

    Experimental data suggest that lumbar torsion contributes to lumbar disc degenerative changes, such as instability, spondylolisthesis and spinal canal stenosis. However, some basic mechanical characteristics of the lumbar spine under torsional loading have not yet been reported in detail. For...

  • Spondylolisthesis in a City in South South Geo-Political Zone of Nigeria. Felix, U. Uduma; Edwin, N. Dim; Tim, E. Nottidge; Dianabasi, U. Eduwem // British Journal of Medicine & Medical Research;Jul-Sep2013, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p710 

    Background: Spondylolisthesis is a condition where one vertebra slips over the top of the adjacent vertebra. This is commonest in the lumbar spine. Objectives: To audit lumbo-sacral spine radiographs for spondylolisthesis with emphasis on localisations, sex distribution, types and grading....

  • L5 spondylolysis/spondylolisthesis: a comprehensive review with an anatomic focus. Foreman, Paul; Griessenauer, Christoph; Watanabe, Koichi; Conklin, Michael; Shoja, Mohammadali; Rozzelle, Curtis; Loukas, Marios; Tubbs, R. // Child's Nervous System;Feb2013, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p209 

    Introduction: Spondylolysis is most commonly observed in the lumbar spine, particularly L5, and is associated with spondylolisthesis, or anterior 'slippage' of a vertebra in relation to an adjacent vertebra. Isthmic spondylolisthesis is the result of a pars interarticularis defect and will be...

  • Agreement in the Interpretation of Magnetic Resonance Images of the Lumbar Spine. KOVACS, F. M.; ROYUELA, A.; JENSEN, T. S.; ESTREMERA, A.; AMENGUAL, G.; MURIEL, A.; GALARRAGA, I.; MARTÍNEZ, C.; ARANA, E.; SARASÍBAR, H.; SALGADO, R. M.; ABRAIRA, V.; LÓPEZ, Ó.; CAMPILLO, C.; DEL REAL, M. T. GIL; ZAMORA, J. // Acta Radiologica;Jun2009, Vol. 50 Issue 5, p497 

    Background: Correlation between clinical features and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings is essential in low-back-pain patients. Most previous studies have analyzed concordance in the interpretation of lumbar MRI among a few radiologists who worked together. This may have overestimated...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics