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thoracic vertebrae

[thə′ras·ik ′vərd·ə‚brā]
(anatomy)
The vertebrae associated with the chest and ribs in vertebrates; there are 12 in humans.
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The distribution of throacic vertebra levels of catheter tips that advanced along the thoracic vertebra in anterior-posterior chest ragiographs by groups is shown in Figure 2.
A loin eye area was measured behind the last thoracic vertebra.
22,23 Rasit24 reported the 9th thoracic vertebra as the most common seen to be involved.
At necropsy, a 3 x 2 x 1-cm mass was present on the ventral aspect of the mobile thoracic vertebra that corresponded to the lesion found on CTs (Fig 3).
3,7) If there is any suspicion of mediastinal extension, cardiothoracic surgery should be considered for transcervical mediastinal debridement or, if the infection extends below the 4th thoracic vertebra, possible thoracotomy.
Multiple fused thoracic vertebrae with at least one absent or markedly hypoplastic upper thoracic vertebra,
The next 12, the thoracic vertebrae, extend to about the waist (each of the 12 ribs is attached to a thoracic vertebra in the back).
The rectus abdominis and external abdominal oblique muscles are located in the 7th to 14th thoracic vertebra sections, while deep pectoral and latissimus dorsi muscles are only found in the 6th to 9th thoracic vertebrae and the long cutaneous trunci muscle is situated from the 6th to 14th thoracic vertebrae sections.
PA chest X-ray revealed few fibrotic area occupying right upper and left lower zone, but X-ray of dorsal spine [Figure 2] revealed fusiform swelling extending from eighth thoracic vertebra up to 12th thoracic vertebra with narrowing of spaces between 11th and 12th thoracic vertebrae.
The lateral and AP views should include all seven cervical vertebrae and the first thoracic vertebra.