Korean J Neurotrauma.  2017 Apr;13(1):50-53. 10.13004/kjnt.2017.13.1.50.

Severe Retrolisthesis at the Adjacent Segment after Lumbar Fusion Combined with Dynamic Stabilization

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  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Chosun University, Gwangju, Korea. chosunns@chosun.ac.kr

Abstract

Lumbar fusion using the pedicle screw system is a popular operative procedure, with favorable clinical results and high fusion rates. However, the risk of adjacent segment disease after lumbar fusion is problematic. We report a complicated case of severe retrolisthesis at L3-4 level following dynamic interspinous process stabilization at L2-3 level and a fusion at L4-5 level. The radiological and clinical findings of this complication are discussed, and a review of the literature is presented.

Keyword

Lumbar vertebrae; Spinal diseases; Spinal fusion

MeSH Terms

Lumbar Vertebrae
Pedicle Screws
Spinal Diseases
Spinal Fusion
Surgical Procedures, Operative
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