Vertebral foramen

Vertebral foramen

Infobox Bone
Name = Vertebral foramen
Latin = foramen vertebrale
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Caption = A typical thoracic vertebra, viewed from above. (Vertebral foramen is the large hole at the center.)

Caption2 = A cervical vertebra. (Vertebral foramen is the large hole at the center.)
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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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* - "Typical Lumbar Vertebra, Superior View; Lumbar Vertebral Column, Oblique Lateral View"

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