The quantitative anatomy of the iliac vessels and their relation to anterior lumbosacral approach.


Forty embalmed cadavers (24 men and 16 women) were obtained to evaluate the anatomic features of iliac vessels with respect to the anterior approach to the lumbosacral junction. Through a midline longitudinal incision over the linea aspera and retraction of the intraperitoneal contents, exposure of the abdominal aorta, inferior vena cava, and common iliac… (More)


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