Vertebral vascular foramen

Vertebral vascular foramina are normal findings seen on cross-sectional imaging and should not be mistaken for a fracture, especially in the setting of trauma.

They transmit:

  • basivertebral veins (forms Hahn's canal): foramen is seen on the posterior surface of the vertebral body in the midline
  • intraosseous nutrient arteries: foramen usually seen anterolaterally
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rID: 34169
Tag: refs, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Vertebral nutrient foramen
  • Hahn's canal
  • Hahn's cleft

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