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Large Tranverse Process

07/27/2009

Question:

I have been told I have pseudarthrosis in sacrum and large tranverse elements on left side of spine. What does this mean and how will it be fixed?

Answer:

Hello, thank you for your question. For once, I am actually stumped. I have no idea what this is referring to. The terminology you have used does not make any sense to me. Pseudoarthrosis is a term that usually indicates a failed attempt at surgical fusion of the spine. Have you had surgery? As far as how to 'fix' this, there's no way I can give you that information. It would depend on what exactly the problem is, what your symptoms are, and a number of other factors that go beyond the scope of what can be done on this website. Good luck.

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Response by:

David J Hart, MD David J Hart, MD
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University