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International Journal of Neurology Research

Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A (2021)

Lumbosciatica revealing a rare case of congenital spinal fusion in an adult: review of the literature

Author(s):

Yakhya Cisse, El Hadji Cheikh Ndiaye S Y, Kisito Quenum, Mouhamadou Moustapha Ndongo, Pape Alkaly Diouf, Momar Codé BA

Abstract:
Congenital lumbar spinal fusion is a rare etiology of lumbar spinal pain. This fusion can occur at any level of the spine; however, lumbar location is very rare. We report a rare case of complete congenital spinal fusion discovered incidentally in a 36-year-old patient who presented with right lumbosciatica, followed by a review of the literature. A 36-year-old man, with no specific pathological history, presented with low back pain. Neurological examination was normal, otherwise he had a flat back. The CT scan of the lumbar spine showed a complete fusion of the L4/L5 lumbar vertebrae. Medical treatment combined with physiotherapy resulted in good clinical improvement. We can say that congenital spinal fusion remains a rare etiology of chronic lumbar spinal pain. Hence the interest to perform a lumbar imaging before any lumbar symptomatology to search for a cause.

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How to cite this article:
Yakhya Cisse, El Hadji Cheikh Ndiaye S Y, Kisito Quenum, Mouhamadou Moustapha Ndongo, Pape Alkaly Diouf, Momar Codé BA. Lumbosciatica revealing a rare case of congenital spinal fusion in an adult: review of the literature. Int. J. Neurol. Res. 2021;3(1):20-21. DOI: 10.33545/2664908X.2021.v3.i1a.12
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