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  • jonnyz
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    Hello, I was wondering about a term used by a back specialist today he diagnosed my daughter and said her l5 did not fuse that it is in two pieces instead of one i have been searching the internet and cant find the term or description of the problem he used. The term he used sounded like distendalosis if you can help i would greatly appreciate it thank you for your time.

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    There are two separate problems that can occur when noted “l5 did not fuse that it is in two pieces instead of one”. This could be a spina bifida occulta where the back arch of the vertebra did not fuse leaving a slightly open channel or an isthmic spondylolisthesis where fractures have occurred in the side of the vertebra.

    A spina bifida occulta is a non-problem and an isthmic spondylolisthesis needs to be looked after.

    Dr. Corenman

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