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Table 4 Comparisons on α and d from T12 to L4 among the RS, RKS, and control groups

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

 RS vs controlRKS vs controlRS vs RKS
α, °T12− 4.33 ± 12.73− 1.94 ± 7.02− 4.43 ± 15.31− 1.94 ± 7.02− 4.33 ± 12.73− 4.43 ± 15.31
L1− 3.02 ± 9.350.30 ± 5.20− 0.96 ± 6.840.30 ± 5.20− 3.02 ± 9.35− 0.96 ± 6.84
L2− 2.39 ± 4.59− 3.17 ± 4.811.01 ± 9.64− 3.17 ± 4.81− 2.39 ± 4.591.01 ± 9.64
L3− 8.55 ± 8.31− 5.41 ± 5.82− 4.31 ± 14.17− 5.41 ± 5.82− 8.55 ± 8.31− 4.31 ± 14.17
L4− 10.41 ± 6.98− 7.63 ± 6.13− 5.66 ± 6.93− 7.63 ± 6.13− 10.41 ± 6.98− 5.66 ± 6.93
Mean− 5.54 ± 9.03− 3.86 ± 6.40− 2.87 ± 10.79− 3.56 ± 6.40− 5.74 ± 9.03− 2.87 ± 10.79
d, cmT124.41 ± 0.46**4.02 ± 0.394.38 ± 0.56*4.02 ± 0.394.41 ± 0.464.38 ± 0.56
L14.66 ± 0.30**4.26 ± 0.294.94 ± 0.46**4.26 ± 0.294.66 ± 0.304.94 ± 0.46
L24.90 ± 0.32**4.50 ± 0.305.29 ± 0.50**4.50 ± 0.304.90 ± 0.32*5.29 ± 0.50
L35.12 ± 0.40**4.70 ± 0.345.57 ± 0.44**4.70 ± 0.345.12 ± 0.40*5.57 ± 0.44
L45.15 ± 0.39**4.71 ± 0.385.39 ± 0.59**4.71 ± 0.385.15 ± 0.395.39 ± 0.59
Mean4.85 ± 0.46**4.45 ± 0.435.11 ± 0.65**4.45 ± 0.434.85 ± 0.46**5.11 ± 0.65
  1. RS right scoliosis group, RKS right kyphoscoliosis group
  2. *Significance with P < 0.05
  3. **Significance with P < 0.01