The Position of the Aorta Relative to the Spine for Pedicle Screw Placement in the Correction of Idiopathic Scoliosis
Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques, 06/08/2012
Liu J et al. – The highest risk of injuring the aorta when placing pedicle screw during posterior scoliosis surgery was at T10, followed by T4, T11, and T9 in right thoracic idiopathic scoliosis. Taking a spine CT scan and evaluating the relative position of the aorta to the thoracic spine before surgery are significant in precise and safe pedicle screw placement.