thoracolumbar junction


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thoracolumbar junction

the part of the vertebral column from the eleventh thoracic vertebra to the first lumbar vertebra. Here the spinal curvature changes from kyphosis to lordosis and the orientation of the facet joints changes from coronal to sagittal.
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Anterior hemivertebrae at L1 and L2 that were displaced posteriorly resulting in mild to moderate central stenosis and focal kyphosis at the thoracolumbar junction,
Treated levels ranged from T6 to L5, with most at the thoracolumbar junction.
The neurological symptoms in burst fracture or osteoporotic vertebral collapse of thoracolumbar junction are variedly.