cervical vertebra


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cervical vertebra

[′sər·və·kəl ′vərd·ə·brə]
(anatomy)
Any of the bones in the neck region of the vertebral column; the transverse process has a characteristic perforation by a transverse foramen.
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Double foramen transversarium in dried cervical vertebra: An osteological study with its clinical implications.
The ventral surface is very narrow, but rounded (i.e., it lacks a small keel like the cervical vertebra has).
Based on these considerations, we interpret the Manasquan specimen to represent a mammalian cervical vertebra (CV).
Before CT scanning, we performed soft tissue USG and suspected a lesion on the fourth cervical vertebra. Although previous studies have shown that sonographically guided core needle biopsy is very reliable and accurate for most bone tumours with extraosseous masses located in appendicular skeleton, we could find no evidence regarding the role of soft tissue USG in the diagnosis of osteoblastoma (25,26).
(4) This condition mostly affects the sixth cervical vertebra, although involvement of other cervical vertebrae has been reported.
The seventh cervical vertebra is considered an atypical cervical vertebra because of its long spinous process that can be seen and felt in the back of the neck.
Mr Atkinson said the wound to Mr Jones' neck severed the major blood vessels but not the cervical vertebra.
Each of the seven cervical vertebra in the neck and the 12 thoracic vertebra in the back also receive pain impulses from various organs.
SUMMARY: The first cervical vertebra establishes a synovial joint with the occipital condyles, without having a fibrocartilaginous disc.
[12] The most frequent location of ICG as observed by Becker and Grunt (1957) was over the transverse process of the seventh cervical vertebra. In the present study also in 55.6% cases, ICG was seen in the same locus.