The Evaluation of Paraspinal Markers in the Numbering of the Lumbosacral Transitional Vertebrae

Beyazal M., BEYAZAL M. S., Kadioglu M. E., CELIKER F. B.

TURK OSTEOPOROZ DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF OSTEOPOROSIS, vol.25, no.2, pp.72-77, 2019 (ESCI) identifier identifier


Objective: Lumbosacral transitional vertebrae (TV) are a common congenital anomaly and known to be associated with chronic low back pain. The purpose of this study is to reveal the value of the paraspinal markers such as celiac artery (CA), superior mesenteric artery (SMA), right renal artery (RRA) origins, abdominal aorta bifurcation (AAB), and iliolumbar ligament (IL) in the correct numbering of lumbosacral TV on computed tomography (CT) imaging.