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Year : 1992  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 205-207

Radiographic Morphometric Study Of Lumbar Spine In Adult Indians.



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Plain anteroposterior radiographs of lumbar spine were examined in 200 adults of both sexes. The interpedicular distance and the width of body increased progressively from L1 to L5 vertebrae. Canal/body ratio was calculated to obviate the magnification factor of radiographs and physique of the individuals. Although interpedicular distance and width varied from L1 to L5 the canal/body ratio remained constant (0.6). Pedicular index was estimated to assess the size of pedicles which increased from L1 (122 ± 26-47 in males and 98.41 ± 18.02 in females) to L5 vertebra (190.5 ± 43.50 in males and 191.17 ± 43.82 in females). Interpedicular distance, canal/body ratio and pedicular index form important parameters in diagnosing spinal canal stenosis.


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