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Fig. 3

From: The position of the aorta relative to the spine in patients with adult degenerative scoliosis

Fig. 3

The standard standing whole spine posterior-anterior and lateral X-ray and lumbar spine MRI T2-weighted axis image of the RS and RKS groups. a–c The whole spine X-ray and L3 level MRI of 63-year-old women in the RS group. The TLK is 5.7° with no defined kyphosis. The apical vertebrae is L3 and Cobb angle is 22.2° with α of − 4.8°, γ of − 13.8°, and d of 4.73 cm. d–f The whole spine X-ray and L3 level MRI of 68-year-old women in the LKS group. The TLK is 43.1° with kyphosis. The apical vertebrae is L3 and Cobb angle is 23.3° with α of 6.6°, γ of − 16.0°, and d of 6.45 cm

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