Vertebral arch - Arcus vertebrae

Hierarchia anatomiczna

General terms > Osteology > Axial skeleton > Vertebral column > Vertebral arch



The vertebral arch (or neural arch) forms the vertebral foramen dorsally and laterally (the body forming the ventral part).

Each vertebral arch is composed by:

  • Two lateral pedicles (roots of the arch inserted on the body)
  • One dorsal plate called lamina of vertebral arch

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS


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