kyphotic angle


kyphotic angle
the superior angle formed by intersection of two lines drawn on the lateral chest radiogram, tangential to the anterior borders of the second and eleventh intervertebral spaces; an index of the degree of deformity in thoracic kyphosis.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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