Intertransverse ligaments

The intertransverse ligaments consist of fibrous tissue joining transverse processes of adjacent vertebrae. In the cervical region, intertransverse ligaments are scattered fibres that are largely replaced by intertransverse muscles. In the thoracic region, these are fibrous cords blending with the adjacent muscles. The intertransverse ligaments become thin and membranous in the lumbar region.

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rID: 44778
Section: Anatomy
Tags: spine, anatomy
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