Turkish Neurosurgery
Determination of spinopelvic parameters in degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis patients undergoing lumbosacral spine fusion surgery: The lesson learnt
Sorayouth Chumnanvej1, Noppatee Segkhaphant1
1Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Neurosurgery, BKK,
DOI: 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.23442-18.1

Aim:Degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis is a spinal disorder characterized by degeneration with dysfunction of the intervertebral discs. It typically occurs in motion segments and is prevalent in the elderly population. The hallmark of degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis is spinal stenosis with claudicating presentation. The spinopelvic parameters for evaluating degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis are required because they are the objective evaluations to determine before and after surgical correction.Material and Methods:To investigate the relationship between the deformity correction and subsequent alterations in spinopelvic parameters after surgical correction in degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis patients. About 100 adult patients were recruited. The eligible cases were received surgical treatment from 2003 to 2013 at Ramathibodi Hospital.Results:No significant change was observed in any of the spinopelvic parameters after correction of slip degree following surgery in the Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion group.Conclusion:Lumbar spinal fusion procedures cause significant changes in spinopelvic parameters and being efficient in correcting height of disc in the Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion group.

Corresponding author : Sorayouth Chumnanvej