Lateral vertebral foramen - Foramen vertebrale laterale

Anatomical hierarchy

Osteology > Axial skeleton > Vertebral column > Lateral vertebral foramen

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The lateral vertebral foramen is the conversion of a large caudal notch into a foramen, especially in thoracic vertebrae of cows, occasionally in horses and often doubled in pigs.

In dogs, the term "lateral vertebral foramen" is also used on the atlas (CI), as a foramen that perforates the craniodorsal part of the vertebral arch for the first cervical spinal nerve and vertebral artery.


Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS
Illustrated Veterinary Anatomical Nomenclature - 3rd edittion - Gheorghe M. Constantinescu, Oskar Schaller - Enke

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