Vertebral foramen

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Bone: Vertebral foramen
A typical thoracic vertebra, viewed from above. (Vertebral foramen is the large hole at the center.)
A cervical vertebra. (Vertebral foramen is the large hole at the center.)
Latin foramen vertebrale
Gray's subject #20 96
/ Elsevier

In a typical vertebra, the vertebral foramen is the foramen formed by the anterior segment (the body), and the posterior part, the vertebral arch.

The vertebral foramen begins at cervical vertebrae #1 (atlas) and continues inferior to lumbar vertebrae #5. Within this foramen the spinal cord and associated meninges are housed.

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