Flashcards in Intervertebral Foramen Deck (9):
What percent o total vertebra column length does "true" intervertebral foramina height from C2-S1 equal?
What are the generic contents of the intervertebral foramen?
neural tissue, connective tissue, vascular tissue, lymphatic tissue
What are medullary feeder arteries?
enlarged radicular arteries which join the arterial vasa corona to provide blood for the spinal cord
What is the name of the largest medullary feeder artery?
the artery of Adamkiewicz or the arteria radicalis manga anterior
What are the characteristics of the Artery of Adamkiewicz?
it is a left side, anterior medullary feeder artery, located in the T9/T10 intervertebral foramen, an the primary vascular supply to the lumbar enlargement
What is the most likely region of the thoracic spina for herniation?
What venous plexus lies next to the posterior longitudinal ligament?
the anterior internal vertebral venous plexus
What venous plexus lies next to the ligamentum flavum?
the external vertebral venous plexus or Batson's plexus