Cervical enlargement

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Cervical enlargement
Diagrams of the medulla spinalis. (Cervical enlargement labeled at upper right.)
Latin intumescentia cervicalis
Gray's subject #185 752
Dorlands/Elsevier i_11/12457947

The cervical enlargement corresponds with the attachments of the large nerves which supply the upper limbs.

It extends from about the third cervical to the second thoracic vertebra, its maximum circumference (about 38 mm.) being on a level with the attachment of the sixth pair of cervical nerves.

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