Microsurgical Anatomy of the Denticulate Ligaments and Their Relationship with the Axilla of the Spinal Nerve Roots


Gurer B., Canbay S., Bozkurt M., Cikla U., Hananya T., Okut H. , ...Daha Fazla

CLINICAL ANATOMY, cilt.27, ss.733-737, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 27 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1002/ca.22292
  • Dergi Adı: CLINICAL ANATOMY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.733-737

Özet

The denticulate ligaments (DL), 20 or 21 pairs of meningeal extensions, spread from the lateral aspect of the spinal cord to the internal aspect of the spinal dura mater. The aim of this study is to define the specific relationship of the DL with adjacent axilla of the spinal nerve roots and to investigate the anatomical features of the DLs and their variations. The topographical anatomy of the DLs and their relationships with the adjacent axilla of the spinal nerve roots was examined on 16 formalin-fixed adult cadaveric spinal cords. The distances from the dural attachment of the DL to the axilla of the superior and inferior spinal nerve roots were measured bilaterally at every spinal level. Also the distances from the dural attachment of the DL to the lateral aspect of the spinal cord were measured bilaterally. Cervical DLs showed a triangular shape, while in the thoracic segment the ligament changes the shape to "Y." Also the most caudal DL was identified to be at the L1-2 level. Our study revealed that the distances from the dural attachment of the DL to the superior and inferior spinal nerve root axilla were different at the cervical, upper thoracic and the lower thoracic segments. Both distances to the superior and inferior spinal nerve root axilla were shown to increase from cervical to lower thoracic segments. This study provides a detailed anatomy of the DLs and their relationship with the adjacent spinal nerve root axilla. (C) 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.