[A MRI study of lumbar plexus in patients with degenerative lumbar scoliosis after extreme lateral interbody fusion].
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Zhonghua yi xue za zhi
- Publication Date
Jan 21, 2014
Lumbar plexus passes through psoas posteriorly to SCPL on both side at L1-2, L2-3 level and on the concave side at L3-4 level. And they shift anteriorly to SCPL on the convex side at L3-4 level and on both sides at L4-5 level. It indicates a ventral migration of lumbar plexus from L1-2 to L4-5 level. Preoperative magnetic resonance neural imaging is valuable for assessing the safety of XLIF approach. Operation from the concave may reduce the risk of injury to lumbar plexus.
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