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Meta-analysis
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Diagnostic accuracy of MR imaging for direct visualization of lumbar pars defect in children and young adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Published inEuropean Spine Journal, vol. 27, no. 5, p. 1058-1066
Publication date2018
Abstract

The accurate diagnosis of spondylolysis is widely made with CT scan considered as the gold standard. However, CT represents significant radiation exposure particularly substantial in a young and sometimes still growing population. Although the role of MRI in identifying edema/inflammation within the pars as an active lesion is proved, its ability to demonstrate and classify pars fracture line as same as CT is still controversial. This meta-analysis aimed to determine sensitivity and specificity of MRI in the direct visualisation of the pars defect.

Keywords
  • Diagnostic accuracy
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Spondylolysis
  • Systematic review and meta-analysis
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DHOUIB CHARGUI, Amira et al. Diagnostic accuracy of MR imaging for direct visualization of lumbar pars defect in children and young adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis. In: European Spine Journal, 2018, vol. 27, n° 5, p. 1058–1066. doi: 10.1007/s00586-017-5305-2
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