Surgical anatomy of the presacral area

Guvencer M., Dalbayrak S., Tayefi H., Tetik S., Yilmaz M., Erginoglu U., ...More

SURGICAL AND RADIOLOGIC ANATOMY, vol.31, no.4, pp.251-257, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00276-008-0435-1
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.251-257
  • Keywords: Middle sacral artery, Presacral anatomy, Presacral approach, Sympathetic trunk, LUMBAR INTERBODY FUSION, VASCULAR ANATOMY, ANTERIOR, SPACE, SPINE, COMPLICATIONS, JUNCTION, SURGERY, INJURY
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Objective L5-S1 instabilities can be fixated using minimally invasive presacral approach. The close relationship between the sacrum and neurovascular as well as intestinal structures may complicate the procedure during this approach. This requires knowledge regarding the normal anatomy of the presacral area to avoid the iatrogenic injuries. The aim of this study was to measure the distance between the sacrum and the structures anterior to it.