What does it mean cleft of the posterior arch of S1?

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What does it mean cleft of the posterior arch of S1?

What does it mean cleft of the posterior arch of S1?

Cleft is a congenital differentiation defect of the posterior arch, a structural part of the vertebra in this case of S1, that is the first sacral vertebra. Often it is an occasional finding of radiographs or the CT scan prescribed by the doctor, but asymptomatic.

How to cure a vertebral cleft?

Cleft, in all its variables, can only be cured through surgery which is usually expected a few months after birth.

What does S1 lumbarization mean?

Anomaly of the first sacral vertebra which, instead of being normally welded to the others to form the sacrum, is completely or partially separated from it. Lumbarization, usually latent, can be discovered by chance during an x-ray examination, but it can also manifest itself as pain.

What does lumbago mean?

lumbarization Congenital anomaly of the sacrum, whose first sacral vertebra, having lost the connection with the bone, presents the morphological characteristics of a lumbar vertebra. The lumbar spine can therefore have six vertebrae instead of five, or even retain its normal constitution.

What is meant by complete sacralization of L5?

Sacralization of L5 with S1 is a congenital bone malformation that occurs from birth. In the absence of traumatic events, the origin of back pain radiating to the lower limbs is often multifactorial.

What does L5 sacralization mean?

SACRALIZATION. - It consists of a malformation of the fifth and last lumbar vertebrae due to a defect of regional morphological differentiation for which the vertebra has abnormal characteristics that bring it closer to the sacral vertebral type.

What does lumbarization of s1 mean?

Anomaly of the first sacral vertebra which, instead of being normally welded to the others to form the sacrum, is completely or partially separated from it. Lumbarization, usually latent, can be discovered by chance during an x-ray examination, but it can also manifest itself as pain.
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