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Forward displacement of a vertebral body with respect to the vertebral body immediately below it, due to congenital anomaly, degenerative change, or trauma.
Synonym(s): spondylolisthesis.
[antero- + G. olisthēsis, a slipping]
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L4 hypoplastic facet development with anterolisthesis of L4 on L5 and intervertebral foraminal narrowing at the L4-L5 level
We focused on the L spine because this region is frequently associated with degenerative disc diseases, such as anterolisthesis and intervertebral disc herniation [15].
The anterolisthesis of the superior vertebrae causes direct neural compression as the inferior articular processes impinge into the canal.
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