Virtual Conference
Ahmed Ashour

Ahmed Ashour

El hadara University Hospital, Egypt

Title: Prevalence of Bertolotti’s Syndrome in Lumbosacral Surgery Procedures


Bertolotti’s syndrome (BS) describes the relationship between low back pain (LBP) and lumbosacral transitional vertebra (LSTV). It is a factor that is sometimes overlooked when it comes to evaluating and treating LBP. This retrospective cohort study included a total of 288 patients who underwent lumbosacral surgical procedures for disc prolapse, lumbar canal stenosis, spondylolithesis and post-laminectomy syndrome during the period between January 2016 and May 2020. Trauma, tumours and scoliotic patients were excluded. All data were collected from the departmental database. All cases were done by the same surgical team at El Hadra University Hospital Spine Unit, Egypt. The patients were divided into two groups. Group A consisted of 133 patients in whom LSTV was detected by radiologic findings. In contrast, Group B consisted of 155 patients in whom LSTV was not detected. The overall prevalence of LSTV among 288 patients who underwent lumbosacral surgical interventions was 46.2% .


Ahmed Ashour graduated from Alexandria University, Egypt. He spent his Trauma & Orthopaedics residency at El Hadara University Hospital , Egypt . He finished masters degree in spine surgery . Currently he is working as senior registrar at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham at UK .Ahmed has special interest in research in spine surgery.