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Comparative Analysis of Vascular Structures in OLIF51 and the Lateral Corridor Approach under Supine MRI and Intraoperative Enhanced CT in the Lateral Decubitus Position – Lumbar Fusion

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The article investigates the vascular anatomy at the L5/S1 level in the context of oblique lateral interbody fusion at L5/S1 (OLIF51) and the lateral corridor approach (LCA). The study involved 43 patients undergoing either OLIF51 or LCA, with findings showing significant variations in quantitative anatomy and vascular movements between the supine and right decubitus positions. The research indicates that the OLIF51 approach is the preferred minimally invasive anterior approach for the L5/S1 disc level compared to LCA, highlighting the importance of preoperative evaluation and intraoperative 3D imaging for safe and accurate surgeries

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Background and Objectives: As the oblique lateral interbody fusion at L5/S1 (OLIF51) and the lateral corridor approach (LCA) have gained popularity, an understanding of the precise vascular structure at the L5/S1 level is indispensable. The objectives of this study were to investigate the vascular anatomy at the L5/S1 level, and to compare the movement of vascular tissue between the supine and lateral decubitus positions using intraoperative enhanced CT and MRI. Materials and Methods: A total of…

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Medicina (Kaunas). 2024 Feb 14;60(2):326. doi: 10.3390/medicina60020326.ABSTRACTBackground and Objectives: As the oblique lateral interbody fusion at L5/S1 (OLIF51) and the lateral corridor approach (LCA) have gained popularity, an understanding of the precise vascular structure at the L5/S1 level is indispensable. The objectives of this study were to investigate the vascular anatomy at the L5/S1 level,

Medicina (Kaunas). 2024 Feb 14;60(2):326. doi: 10.3390/medicina60020326.

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Background and Objectives: As the oblique lateral interbody fusion at L5/S1 (OLIF51) and the lateral corridor approach (LCA) have gained popularity, an understanding of the precise vascular structure at the L5/S1 level is indispensable. The objectives of this study were to investigate the vascular anatomy at the L5/S1 level, and to compare the movement of vascular tissue between the supine and lateral decubitus positions using intraoperative enhanced CT and MRI. Materials and Methods: A total of 43 patients who underwent either OLIF51 or LCA were investigated with an average age at surgery of 60.4 (37-80) years old. The preoperative MRI was taken to observe the axial and sagittal anatomy of the vascular position under the supine position. The intraoperative vein-enhanced CT was taken just before incision in the right decubitus position, and compared to supine MRI anatomy. Iliolumbar vein appearance and its types were also classified. Results: The average vascular window allowed for OLIF51 was 22.8 mm and 34.1 mm at either the L5 caudal endplate level or the S1 cephalad endplate level, respectively. The LCA was 14.2 mm and 12.6 mm at either level, respectively. The left common iliac vein moved 3.8 mm and 6.9 mm to the right direction at either level from supine to the right decubitus position, respectively. The bifurcation moved 6.3 mm to the caudal direction from supine to right decubitus. The iliolumbar vein was located at 31 mm laterally from the midline, and the MRI detection rate was 52%. s: The precise measurement of vascular anatomy indicated that the OLIF51 approach was the standard minimally invasive anterior approach for the L5/S1 disc level compared to LCA; however, there were many variations in quantitative anatomy as well as significant vascular movements between the supine and right decubitus positions. In the clinical setting of OLIF51 and LCA surgeries, careful preoperative evaluation and intraoperative 3D imaging are recommended for safe and accurate surgery.

PMID:38399613 | DOI:10.3390/medicina60020326

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Comparative Analysis of Vascular Structures in OLIF51 and the Lateral Corridor Approach under Supine MRI and Intraoperative Enhanced CT in the Lateral Decubitus Position

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Medicina (Kaunas). 2024 Feb 14;60(2):326. doi: 10.3390/medicina60020326.ABSTRACTBackground and Objectives: As the oblique lateral interbody fusion at L5/S1 (OLIF51) and the lateral corridor approach (LCA) have gained popularity, an understanding of the precise vascular structure at the L5/S1 level is indispensable. The objectives of this study were to investigate the vascular anatomy at the L5/S1 level

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