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1

The canal (IVF) is bounded superiorly by what?

Pedicle and the inferior vertebral notch

2

The canal is bounded anteriorly by?

posterolateral aspects of adjacent vertebrae and intervening discs

3

The canal is bounded inferiorly by?

Superior vertebral notch of vertebra below

4

The canal is bounded posteriorly by?

Anterior aspect of the zygapophyseal joint and capsule

5

What is contained in the IVF?

Spinal nerve
Spinal nerve roots
Dorsal root ganglion
Spinal artery and veins
2-4 sinuvertebral nerves
Fat
transforaminal ligaments

6

What things can narrow the canal?

Osteophytes from vertebra
Prolapsed discs

7

Spinal nerve roots may be irritated by __________ released from internal disc disruptions.

Inflammatory chemicals