Iliolumbar ligament on MRI
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The red arrows represent the iliolumbar ligament in different planes and the figure is represented in red.
The iliolumbar ligament is often easily identified in MRI scans and helps in cases where there is doubt as to the number of lumbar vertebrae, because in most cases (96%) is inserted in the L5 transverse process.
In cases where the patient has transition vertebra, the ligament can be IIliolumbar directory to use as anatomical reference reference for defining the lumbar vertebrae.
- Netter, F. H., & Colacino, S. (1997). Atlas of human anatomy. East Hanover, N.J: Novartis.