Vertical mid-vertebral angles (normal)
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Vertical mid-vertebral angle (VMVA) is greatest at the most caudal mobile segment of a lumbar vertebra in a normal individual and decrease progressively across the more cephalad adjacent segments as in the control patient without transitional vertebra 1.
- 1. Farshad M, Aichmair A, Hughes AP et-al. A reliable measurement for identifying a lumbosacral transitional vertebra with a solid bony bridge on a single-slice midsagittal MRI or plain lateral radiograph. Bone Joint J. 2013;95-B (11): 1533-7. doi:10.1302/0301-620X.95B11.32331 - Pubmed citation