of Lumbar Vertebrae in Western Maharashtra Population
A.S. Jadhav, A.S.
Katti, N.G. Herekar
College, Miraj (MS) INDIA}
Academic Editor: Dr.
There are many
recorded observations on the anatomy of the vertebral column. A clear
picture has been drawn on the anatomy and functions of vertebral column.
Similarly, various aspects of lumbar vertebrae have been studied in the
past and much of the work has been done on the morphometry of lumbar
spinal canal. The present study aims to determine the normal range of
lumbar vertebrae measurements in normal plain radiographs of Western
Maharashtra population. Various dimensions of lumbar vertebrae from L1
to L5 were measured in 200 plain radiographs. Mean transverse
diameter of vertebral body as well as of spinal canal were minimum at L1
and maximum at L5. Making use of above parameters,
canal-body ratio and intersegmental difference were calculated. These
parameters and indices can be useful in detection of clinical conditions
like spinal canal stenosis and some cases of intraspinal tumours. The
present study showed regional and ethnic variation in parameters of
lumbar vertebrae, thus emphasizing the need to determine normal range of
values for different populations. Details will be discussed.