Osseous bridging of lumbar transverse processes causing low back pain: A case report and review of the literature

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Sahin O., Gurel K., Gürel S., Gulekon N.

JOURNAL OF BACK AND MUSCULOSKELETAL REHABILITATION, vol.20, pp.127-130, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Congenital or developmental osseous bridging between lumbar transverse processes is a very rare condition which may cause low back pain. Etiology of most of the cases is alleged to be post traumatic in origin whereas congenital nature is much less. The nature of bridging can not be determined just depending on patient's medical history. Radiological findings such as shape and outlines of bridging help in differentiation of congenital and traumatic etiology. We present x-ray and multidedector CT (MDCT) findings of a girl as the youngest to be reported with congenital transverse process bridging in the literature.