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1

The spinal canal extends from the _______ to the _____.

Foremen magnum to the end of the sacrum

2

Spinal canal is bounded laterally by the ______ and posteriorly by the _______ made of the lamina.

Pedicle
Neural arch

3

The spinal canal contains:

Spinal cord, spinal nerve roots, three coverings (PAD), CSF, blood vessels and connective tissue.

4

The extra-dural (_______) space lies outside of what? And Contains?

(epidural)
Spinal dural
Fat and blood vessels

5

The spinal canal is the smallest where?

Thoracic region

6

The spinal canal is the largest where?

Cervical region

7

What is the MC site for spinal compression? What is this called?

Cervical region
myelopathy

8

The spinal cord is widest where?

C6

9

The shape of the spinal cord in the cervical region is?

triangular

10

The shape of the spinal cord in the thoracic region is?

oval

11

The shape of the spinal cord in the lumbar region is?

traingular