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Related to foramen: interventricular foramen, sphenopalatine foramen, foramen spinosum, Foramen transversarium

foramen

a natural hole, esp one in a bone through which nerves and blood vessels pass

foramen

[fə′rā·mən]
(biology)
A small opening, orifice, pore, or perforation.
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Intestinal obstruction caused by a foramen of winslow hernia.
CMs may develop when the bony space is smaller than normal, causing the cerebellum and brain stem to be pushed down into the foramen magnum and into the upper spinal canal.
A colloid cyst located in the foramen of Monro requires prompt management to prevent permanent damage from increased intracranial pressure.
If these maneuvers prove unsuccessful, as in our case, open reduction with the assistance of a bone hook should be performed, as the prosthetic femoral head may be physically lodged in the obturator foramen.
Tethering of the vertebral artery in the congenital arcuate foramen of the atlas vertebrae: a possible cause of vertebral artery dissection in children.
The company's initial area of focus is structural heart disease, including trans-catheter treatment of patent foramen ovale and atrial septal defect.
population has a patent foramen ovale (PFO), a congenital defect in the septum between the left and right atrium, according to Dr.
Key Words: patent foramen ovale, atrial septal defect, percutaneous closure, cerebrovascular accident, paradoxical embolism
People with migraines may have a four-times increased chance of having tiny holes (patent foramen ovale or PFO) in their hearts.
At the level of the first cervical vertebra (atlas) it winds behind its lateral mass and enters the skull through the foramen magnum (5).
Theoretically, on the outside-to-in approach, if you hit the edge of the foramen and then scrape down to get through the membrane, you could lacerate those vessels, and there have been external obturator groin hematomas reported with this," he said.
Abstract: Glomus jugulare tumors are rare, normally benign, paragangliomas located in and around the jugular foramen at the base of the skull.