Complete spondylolisthesis in an infant. Treatment with decompression and fusion.
A grade 4 spondylolisthesis at the level of L-4 and L-5 was detected in a 3-year-old girl who had a spastic gait and focal sensory deficit. There was no history or objective evidence of substantial spinal trauma. A deformity over the lower part of the spine had been noted at 1 year of age and the radiological lesion was more extensive than that found in classical spondylolysis. Consquently, a diagnosis of congenital spondylolisthesis is most acceptable. Treatment via combined posterior and posterolateral fusion following anterior decompression has yielded gratifying results.
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Finnegan, W. J., & Chung, S. M. (1975). Complete spondylolisthesis in an infant. Treatment with decompression and fusion. American journal of diseases of children (1960), 129(8), 967–969. https://doi.org/10.1001/archpedi.1975.02120450073018
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Surgery