Intervertebral foramen

Dr Ariel Dahan and Dr Michael Stewart et al.

The intervertebral foramina allow passage of structures out of and into the vertebral canal. When multiple vertebrae are joined, the foramina for the spinal canal.

  • anterior- lower posterolateral aspect of a vertebral body and the intervertebral disc below
    • in the cervical region a portion of the vertebral body below, predominately the uncinate process, also contributes to the anterior boundary
  • posterior- facet joint and associated fibrous joint capsule
  • superior- inferior vertebral notch of the pedicle
  • inferior- superior vertebral notch of the pedicle below
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Article information

rID: 54836
System: Spine
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Intervertebral foramina

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