Long iliac screw fixation in a case of isthmic spondyloptosis

Marcelo Vilela, Bruno Braga, Hugo Pedrosa

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Background: We report the case of a patient with a spondyloptosis who presented with progressive deformity and worsening neurological deficits. The patient had two previous lumbosacral instrumented fusions. Case Description: A salvage revision surgery was performed, in which long iliac screws along with anterior column support at L5-S1 were used to immobilize the lumbosacral junction. Two years after the procedure a solid fusion is seen along with marked neurological improvement. Conclusions: Pelvic fixation using long iliac screws is a very useful technique that can be employed when revision surgery for high-grade spondylolisthesis is needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number122
JournalSurgical Neurology International
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017


  • Iliac screws
  • lumbosacral fusion
  • pelvic fixation
  • spondylolisthesis
  • spondyloptosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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