Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 99--101

Co-occurrence of lumbar spondylolysis and lumbar disc herniation with lumbosacral nerve root anomaly


Tevfik Yilmaz1, Yahya Turan1, Ismail Gulsen2, Sedat Dalbayrak3 
1 Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Dicle University, Yenişehir 21280, Diyarbakır, Turkey
2 Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, Yüzüncü Yıl University, Van, Turkey
3 Department of Neurosurgery, Neurospinal Academy, Istanbul, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Tevfik Yilmaz
Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Dicle University, Yenişehir 21280, Diyarbakır
Turkey

Lumbosacral nerve root anomalies are the leading cause of lumbar surgery failures. Although co-occurrence of lumbar spondylolysis and disc herniation is common, it is very rare to observe that a nerve root anomaly accompanies these lesions. A 49-year-old male patient presented with sudden-onset right leg pain. Examinations revealed L5/S1 lumbar spondylolysis and disc herniation. At preoperative period, he was also diagnosed with lumbosacral root anomaly. Following discectomy and root decompression, stabilization was performed. The complaints of the patient diagnosed with lumbosacral root anomaly at intraoperative period were improved at postoperative period. It should be remembered that in patients with lumbar disc herniation and spondylolysis, lumbar root anomalies may coexist when clinical and neurological picture is severe. Preoperative and perioperative assessments should be made meticulously to prevent neurological injury.


How to cite this article:
Yilmaz T, Turan Y, Gulsen I, Dalbayrak S. Co-occurrence of lumbar spondylolysis and lumbar disc herniation with lumbosacral nerve root anomaly .J Craniovert Jun Spine 2014;5:99-101


How to cite this URL:
Yilmaz T, Turan Y, Gulsen I, Dalbayrak S. Co-occurrence of lumbar spondylolysis and lumbar disc herniation with lumbosacral nerve root anomaly . J Craniovert Jun Spine [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Aug 8 ];5:99-101
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