First sacral nerve and anterior longitudinal ligament anatomy: clinical applications during sacrocolpopexy.


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Abstract

Awareness of the first sacral nerve position, approximately 2.5 cm below the midpoint of the sacral promontory and 2 cm to the right of midline, should help anticipate and avoid somatic nerve injury during sacrocolpopexy. Knowledge of the approximate 2-mm thickness of the anterior longitudinal ligament should help reduce risk of discitis and osteomyelitis, especially when graft is affixed above the level of the sacral promontory.

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