Spondylolysis is frequently missed by MRI in adolescents with back pain
Journal of Children's Orthopaedics, 06/07/2012
Yamaguchi KT et al. – MRI missed a spondylolysis in over half of the adolescents in this consecutive series. In patients with a history or physical findings suggestive of spondylolysis, such as localized pain of the lumbar spine with back extension, further radiographic evaluation should be considered, even if an MRI is negative.