The position of the aorta relative to the spine: a comparison of patients with and without idiopathic scoliosis.

@article{Sucato2003ThePO,
  title={The position of the aorta relative to the spine: a comparison of patients with and without idiopathic scoliosis.},
  author={Daniel J. Sucato and Clark Duchene},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2003},
  volume={85-A 8},
  pages={1461-9}
}
BACKGROUND There is little information documenting the relationship of the aorta to the thoracic scoliotic spine. Recent studies have suggested that the ends of screws placed during an anterior spinal arthrodesis, and pedicle screws used for the treatment of right thoracic scoliosis, may be in proximity to the aorta. The purpose of this study was to analyze the anatomical relationship between the aorta and the spine in a comparison of patients with idiopathic right thoracic scoliosis and… CONTINUE READING
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