Relevant anatomy for lateral access surgery

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Lateral access spine surgery through the retroperitoneal space is becoming increasingly popular. A major limitation to the adoption of lateral access surgery is the complication profile. Traditionally, the retroperitoneal space and its unique anatomy have been relatively foreign to the spine surgeon. This chapter reviews the relevant surgical anatomy for lateral transpsoas inferbody fusion and anterior to psoas interbody fusion. A thorough understanding of the anatomy can help reduce approach related complications.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Crutcher, C; Zhang, H; Brown, C

Published Date

  • June 1, 2022

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 / 2

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-4496

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1040-7383

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.semss.2022.100940

Citation Source

  • Scopus