Bertolotti’s syndrome is a little-known and little-discussed pathology. We report the case of a 13-year-old child diagnosed with Bertolotti’s syndrome after several years of functional complaints. Conventional radiography was used to diagnose the transverse mega-apophysis of L5, while sectional and functional imaging confirmed a lumbosacral-iliac impingement. In view of the transient efficacy of medical management, surgical resection of the transverse mega-apophysis was performed. The medium-term decline in symptoms was excellent and the patient resumed physical activities without limitation or pain.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
Keywords : Bertolotti’s syndrome, L5 transverse mega-apophysis, children, low-back pain, surgery