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Flashcards in Regional Characteristics Deck (9):
1

What are the specific attachment sites for a cervical spinal nerve?

the sulcus for the ventral primary ramus on the costotransverse bar and the vertebral artery

2

What contributes to the anterior boundary of the thoracic intervertebral foramen?

the costocentral joint

3

Which are the largest spinal nerves?

L5 and S1 spinal nerves

4

What increases the length of the intervertebral foramen at L5?

the lumbosacral canal

5

What forms the lumbosacral tunnel?

the lumbosacral ligament, transverse process of L5 and sacral ala

6

What condition is the result of encroachment on the L5 spinal nerve?

the far out syndrome

7

What is the relationship between intervertebral disc herniation and lumbar spinal nerves?

the intervertebral disc above the intervertebral foramen is usually the source of damage

8

What is unusual about the sacral intervertebral foramen compared to other intervertebral foramina?

a completely osseous boundary exists

9

What is unique about the relationship of spinal nerve to intervertebral foramen at S5-Co1

there are two nerves present, S5 nerve and Co1 nerve