Intervertebral foramen

The intervertebral foramina allow passage of structures out of and into the vertebral canal. When multiple vertebrae are joined, the foramina for the spinal canal.

  • anterior- lower posterolateral aspect of a vertebral body and the intervertebral disc below
    • in the cervical region a portion of the vertebral body below, predominately the uncinate process, also contributes to the anterior boundary
  • posterior- facet joint and associated fibrous joint capsule
  • superior- inferior vertebral notch of the pedicle
  • inferior- superior vertebral notch of the pedicle below
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Article information

rID: 54836
System: Spine
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Intervertebral foramina

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