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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 magna anterior


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


What venous plexus lies next to the posterior longitudinal ligament?

the anterior internal vertebral venous plexus


What will the intervertebral veins drain into?

the external vertebral venous plexus or Batson's plexus


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

they appear to lack valves


What size lymphatic vessels lie in the intervertebral foramen?

medium sized lymphatics


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

adipose tissue and loose areolar connective tissue

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