Spine Anatomy

  • A. Orlando Ortiz
  • Hervé Deramond


The approach to spinal surgery, as for percutaneous vertebro-plasty (PV), is often defined in terms of the trajectories determined by various spinal and paraspinal anatomical structures such as the spinal canal, paravertebral soft tissues, and osseous anatomy. There are two basic approaches to each of the three spinal areas: lumbar spine, transpedicular and posterolateral approaches; thoracic spine, transpedicular and parapedicular approaches; and cervical spine, anterolateral and (rarely) transoral approaches. This chapter addresses the anatomic landmarks pertinent to those approaches.


Vertebral Body Thoracic Spine Lumbar Vein Neural Foramina Spine Anatomy 
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  • A. Orlando Ortiz
  • Hervé Deramond

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