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Flashcards in Cervical Region: C3-C6 Deck (24):
1

What are the modifications of the superior epiphyseal rim of a typical cervical?

Anterior groove, posterior groove, right and left uncinate processes

2

What are the modifications of the inferior epiphyseal rim of a typical cervical?

Anterior lip, posterior lip, left and right lateral grooves

3

What attaches to posterolateral margin and in the center of a typical cervical vertebral body?

The pedicle

4

What surface feature is located at the upper margin of the pedicle?

Superior vertebral notch

5

What surface feature is located at the lower margin of the pedicle?

Inferior vertebral notch

6

What bony feature is attached to the posterior end of the pedicle?

The articular pillar

7

What is located at the top of the articular pillar?

The superior articular process

8

The superior articular process will provide support for what bone feature?

The superior articular facet

9

What is located at the bottom of the articular pillar?

The inferior articular process

10

The inferior articular process will provide support for what bone feature?

The inferior articular facet

11

What is the name of the surface feature observed between the ends of the articular pillar?

The groove/sulcus for the dorsal ramus of a cervical spinal nerve

12

What bone feature is attached to he posterior part of the articular pillar?

The lamina

13

What ligament attaches to the lamina of a typical cervical?

The ligamentum flavum

14

Ossification of the ligamentum flavum at the attachment site on the lamina will result in what feature

Para-articular processes

15

To what parts of the typical cervical vertebra is the transverse process attached?

The vertebral body and the articular pillar

16

List, in order, the osseous parts of the typical cervical vertebra transverse process beginning at the vertebral body

Costal element, anterior tubercle, costotransverse bar, posterior tubercle, true transverse process

17

What is the distal modification of the costal element of a typical cervical vertebra

Anterior Tubercle

18

What is the distal modification of the transverse process of typical cervicals

The posterior tubercle

19

What bony feature connects the anterior and posterior tubercles of typical cervicals

Costotransverse bar or intertubercular lamella

20

What is the name given to the superior margin of the costotransverse bar?

Sulcus for the ventral primary ramus of a cervical spine nerve

21

What is the name given to the modification of the anterior tubercle of the C6 transverse process?

Carotid Tubercle

22

What is the usual condition for the cervical for the caucasian typical cervical spinous process?

They are bifid

23

What is the usual condition for the african american typical cervical spinous process?

They are non-bifid

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What is the osseous modification at the distal end of the spinous process?

The spinous tubercle