foramen

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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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Caption: Figure 2: CT of the cervical spine: bone windows, axial (a) and sagittal reconstruction (b) showing a hyperdense oblong lesion at the level of C6-C7 in the left intervertebral foramen and spinal canal (arrows).
(5) In small-animal medicine, the most common radiographic signs observed with nerve sheath neoplasm is the widening of an intervertebral foramen or remodeling around an enlarged nerve root, (5,6) but frequently, radiographs are normal.
However, lateral stenosis involves the course of the nerve root from the thecal sac to the entrance of the intervertebral foramen. Foraminal stenosis is the final category and is caused by narrowing of the neuroforamen.
Figure 1, point B (tip of transverse process): the acupuncture target point is the intervertebral foramen at the lumbar disk level where the lesion is suspected.
Narrowing or wedging of an intervertebral disk space, Change in shape of the intervertebral foramen at the site of the herniation, Narrowing of the space between facets and Mineralized disk material visible in the spinal canal