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[Radiographic morphometry of intervertebral spaces of the vertebral column in health and dystrophic changes in the intervertebral disks].

Authors
  • Volkov, A A
  • Belosel'skiĭ, N N
  • Pribytkov, Iu N
Type
Published Article
Journal
Vestnik rentgenologii i radiologii
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2015
Issue
3
Pages
23–30
Identifiers
PMID: 26302619
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The sizes and shape of intervertebral spaces show a number of regularities associated with the position of a segment in the vertebral column. In the bulk of the thoracic spine, the vertebral spaces are biconvex in shape and those in the transient thoracolumbar area and in the lumbar segment were posterior wedge-shaped. The age-related changes in the sizes and shape of intervertebral spaces are associated with their slight dilatation at the age of 70 years or older, without their normal shape being impaired. When dystro- phic intervertebral disk changes develop, there is a moderate narrowing of intervertebral spaces in the lower half of the vertebral column in conjunction with a wedge-like alteration in intervertebral discs, their shape.

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