Intervertebral foramen

The intervertebral foramina allow passage of structures out of and into the vertebral canal.

 

Boundaries
  • 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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rID: 54836
System: Spine
Section: Anatomy
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