Sacral hiatus - Hiatus sacralis

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Description

The sacral hiatus is the inferior end of the sacral canal at the level of S3-S4 on the dorsal surface, where filum terminale emerges.


This definition incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1918 – from http://www.bartleby.com/107/).

Anatomical hierarchy

General Anatomy > Bones; Skeletal system > Axial skeleton > Vertebral column > Sacrum [sacral vertebrae I - V] > Dorsal surface > Sacral canal > Sacral hiatus

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