Lumbar enlargement

Dr Craig Hacking et al.

The lumbar enlargement of the spinal cord corresponds to the mild increase in cross sectional area of the cord from the T11 level to the conus medullaris. It is enlarged due to the present of spinal nerve anterior rami which contribute to the lumbar and sacral plexuses.

Spinal anatomy
Neuroanatomy
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Article information

rID: 45402
System: Spine
Section: Anatomy
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