Original Article


  • Alptekin GÜL
  • Sinem GERGİN
  • Hanife Gülden DÜZKALIR
  • Recep BAŞARAN
  • Ali Haluk DÜZKALIR
  • Selçuk ÖZDOĞAN

Received Date: 14.10.2015 Accepted Date: 17.12.2015 J Turk Spinal Surg 2016;27(1):19-22


The aim of the study is to collect data from all levels of lumbar intervertebral foramen on asymptomatic adults.

Materials and Method:

We inspected 60 thin-layered reconstructive computed tomography scans of whole spine that obtained in adult patients who were admitted to our hospital for emergency treatment retrospectively.


60 patients (30 females, 50.0%, and 30 males, 50.0%) were included in the study. Accordingly, mean age was 47.8 ± 22.3 years. When the measurements were compared between females and males, none of the measurements were found to be different between females and males. Largest and smallest values for length were found to be at L2, and L5 level, respectively. And, largest and smallest values for width were found to be at L2, and L5 level, respectively.


The database should also enable both clinicians and researchers to better understand normal lumbar intervertebral foraminal morphometry.

Keywords: Lumbar intervertebral foramina, Reconstructive computed tomography, Intervertebral foramina morphometry.