Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Current issue Search Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 48-51

Lumbar vertebral ring apophysis fracture with disc herniation in a young male

1 Unicorpus Polyclinic, A Unit of Unicorpus Health Foundation, Secunderabad, Telangana, India
2 Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Samson Sujit Kumar Gaddam
Unicorpus Polyclinic, 20/B, Plot 10-3-163, St. Johns Road, Secunderabad - 500 025, Telangana
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/cmi.cmi_40_19

Rights and Permissions

Lumbar vertebral ring apophysis fracture is an uncommon cause of low back pain. It usually occurs in adolescents and young adults following a history of trauma. A high degree of suspicion and computed tomography of the spine is necessary to differentiate these injuries from the regular isolated lumbar disc herniations to enable appropriate further management. These fractures are usually associated with lumbar disc herniation in adolescents. Conservative management is the mainstay in patients without neurological deficits. Those with deficits may require surgical intervention – usually bilateral laminectomy or laminotomy and the removal of avulsed bone fragments and associated prolapsed disc. We report a case of a 24-year-old male with lumbar (L4) vertebral ring apophysis fracture with disc herniation who responded to conservative treatment.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded127    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 2    

Recommend this journal