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Forward displacement of one of the lower lumbar vertebrae over the vertebra below it or on the sacrum.

[New Latin spondylolisthēsis : Greek spondulos, vertebra + Greek olisthēsis, dislocation, slipping (from olisthanein, to slip).]
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Noun1.spondylolisthesis - a forward dislocation of one vertebra over the one beneath it producing pressure on spinal nerves
dislocation - a displacement of a part (especially a bone) from its normal position (as in the shoulder or the vertebral column)


n. espondilolistesis, desplazamiento anterior de una vértebra sobre otra, gen. la cuarta lumbar sobre la quinta o ésta sobre el sacro.
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Analysis of Grading of Spondylolisthesis Age No Listhesis Listhesis Grade I Grade II Less than 20 yrs.
Although there have been a few reports of satisfactory outcomes after nonoperative management [56, 92, 93], many patients initially treated conservatively eventually required fusion due to progression of listhesis and/or neurological deficit [5-7, 22, 40, 51, 54].
Spinal cord injury less frequently occurs unless the injury involves listhesis [2, 3].
Spondylolysis is not initially present, but may originate secondary to listhesis. Isthmic spondylosis (type II) describes a lesion in pars interarticularis.
Palermo et al., "Lumbar spine listhesis in older African American women," Spine Journal, vol.
In addition, left lateral listhesis of L2 on L3; grade 1 anterolisthesis of L4 and L5; and surgical changes which included posterior fusion hardware with bilateral pedicle screws in L3 and L5 were also seen.
[18], or II (no listhesis 2009 or lytic lesion) (2) Degenerative (listhesis spinal stenosis, loss of segmental lordosis) (3) 2 to 4 vertebral fusions Authors, Exclusion criteria Fused Level for years for the study vertebrae dynamic numbers device Hybrid stabilization device (HSD) Formica et (1) Idiopathic or 2 L23 al.
For patients with persistent pain nonresponsive to conservative treatment, progressive listhesis or developing neurologic deficit surgical treatment must be considered.