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Table 3 Comparisons on α and d from T12 to L4 among LS, LKS, and control groups

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

 LS vs controlLKS vs controlLS vs LKS
α, °T12− 1.96 ± 10.06− 1.94 ± 7.02− 2.90 ± 10.04− 1.94 ± 7.02− 1.96 ± 10.06− 2.90 ± 10.04
L1− 3.93 ± 6.12*0.30 ± 5.20− 3.39 ± 7.51*0.30 ± 5.20− 3.93 ± 6.12− 3.39 ± 7.51
L2− 7.30 ± 4.06**− 3.17 ± 4.81− 3.39 ± 5.14− 3.17 ± 4.81− 7.30 ± 4.06− 3.39 ± 5.14*
L3− 3.69 ± 7.67− 5.41 ± 5.82− 1.65 ± 8.99− 5.41 ± 5.82− 3.69 ± 7.67− 1.65 ± 8.99
L4− 9.48 ± 4.35− 7.63 ± 6.13− 5.79 ± 6.56− 7.63 ± 6.13− 9.48 ± 4.35− 5.79 ± 6.56
Mean− 5.27 ± 7.15− 3.56 ± 6.40− 3.43 ± 7.75− 3.56 ± 6.40− 5.27 ± 7.15− 3.43 ± 7.75
d, cmT124.03 ± 0.584.02 ± 0.393.89 ± 1.244.02 ± 0.394.03 ± 0.583.89 ± 1.24
L14.33 ± 0.424.26 ± 0.294.58 ± 0.45**4.26 ± 0.294.33 ± 0.424.58 ± 0.45*
L24.61 ± 0.314.50 ± 0.304.91 ± 0.36**4.50 ± 0.304.61 ± 0.314.91 ± 0.36*
L34.76 ± 0.294.70 ± 0.345.05 ± 0.50**4.70 ± 0.344.76 ± 0.295.05 ± 0.50*
L44.85 ± 0.334.71 ± 0.385.05 ± 0.36**4.71 ± 0.384.85 ± 0.335.05 ± 0.36
Mean4.51 ± 0.494.45 ± 0.434.70 ± 0.79**4.45 ± 0.434.51 ± 0.494.70 ± 0.79*
  1. LS left scoliosis group, LKS left kyphoscoliosis group
  2. *Significance with P < 0.05
  3. **Significance with P < 0.01