An MRI study of psoas major and abdominal large vessels with respect to the X/DLIF approach

@article{Hu2010AnMS,
  title={An MRI study of psoas major and abdominal large vessels with respect to the X/DLIF approach},
  author={Wan-Kun Hu and Shi-sheng He and Shao-Cheng Zhang and Yanbin Liu and Ming Li and Tie-sheng Hou and Xiao-lu Ma and Jian Wang},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={20},
  pages={557-562}
}
Extreme/direct lateral interbody fusion (X/DLIF) has been used to treat various lumbar diseases. However, it involves risks to injure the lumbar plexus and abdominal large vessels when it gains access to the lumbar spine via lateral approach that passes through the retroperitoneal fat and psoas major muscle. This study was aimed to determine the distribution of psoas major and abdominal large vessels at lumbar intervertebral spaces in order to select an appropriate X/DLIF approach to avoid… CONTINUE READING
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