L5 - L V

Opis

The lumbar vertebrae are different from thoracic vertebrae:

  • longer size than thoracic vertebrae
  • more uniform shape to their bodies
  • no costal facet
  • shorter spinous process that is craniodorsally oriented
  • long and flattened transverse processes sometimes termed costal processes
  • flat articular surfaces on their cranial and caudal extremities

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS
Veterinary Anatomy of Domestic Mammals: Textbook and Colour Atlas, Sixth Edition - Horst Erich König, Hans-Georg Liebich - Schattauer - ISBN-13: 978-3794528332

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