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1

What are the generic contents of the intervertebral foramen?

neural tissue, connective tissue, vascular tissue, lymphatic tissue

2

What are medullary feeder arteries?

enlarged radicular arteries which join the arterial vasa corona to provide blood for the spinal cord

3

What is the name of the largest medullary feeder artery?

the artery of Adamkiewicz or the arteria radicalis magna anterior

4

What are the characteristics of the Artery of Adamkiewicz?

it is a left side, anterior medullary feed artery, located in the T9/T10 intervertebral foramen, and the primary vascular supply to the lumbar enlargement

5

What venous plexus lies next to the posterior longitudinal ligament?

the anterior internal vertebral venous plexus

6

What will the intervertebral veins drain into?

the external vertebral venous plexus or Batson's plexus

7

What is a unique histological feature of the veins of the vertebral column?

they appear to lack valves

8

What size lymphatic vessels lie in the intervertebral foramen?

medium sized lymphatics

9

What type(s) of connective tissue will be present in the intervertebral foramen?

adipose tissue and loose areolar connective tissue

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