Flashcards in Atypical Cervical Vertebrae: C7/Vertebra Prominens Deck (14):
What names may be given to C7?
vertebra prominens and vertebral prominence
What is the name given to the topographical elevation observed at the base of the neck?
What name is given only to C7?
In what percent of men and women does C7 become the vertebral prominence?
men: eighty-six percent
women: seventy-nine percent
What is the segment and gender bias for vertebrae other than C7 becoming the vertebral prominence?
C6 is more common in females and T1 is more common in males
How many joint surfaces are present at the vertebral body of C7?
What muscles(s) attaches to the vertebral body of C7?
longus colli muscle
What are the osseous parts of the transverse process of C7?
costal element, anterior tubercle, costotransverse bar, posterior tubercle, true transverse process
What muscles attach to the transverse process of C7?
iliocostalis thoracis, longissimus cervicis, semispinalis capitis,
rotators, intertransversarii and levator costarum brevis
What is the orientation of the superior articular facet of C7?
backward, upward, medial (BUM)
What is the orientation of the inferior articular facet?
forward, medial, downward (ForMeD)
What muscles will attach to the articular process of C7?
longissimus cervicis, longissimus capitis, semispinalis cervicis and multifidis
What muscles attach to the spinous process of C7?
trapezius, rhomboid minor, serratus posterior superior, splenius capitis,
spinalis capitis, spinalis cervicis, semispinalis thoracis, multifidis, rotators and interspinalis