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IP Indian Journal of Anatomy and Surgery of Head, Neck and Brain

Study on variations of Foramen Transversarium in 7th cervical vertebrae in the region of Andhra Pradesh – A clinical approach

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Author Details: Shone V. Durge, Nidhi W. Durge, Sangita R. Gosavi

Volume : 3

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2581-5229

Print ISSN : 2581-5210

Article First Page : 21

Article End Page : 23


Introduction: The anatomical knowledge of the variations in the Foramen transversarium of 7th cervical vertebrae can be of immense importance to the neurologists, radiologist, orthopedic surgeons, physiotherapist, for making the right diagnosis and can serve as a helpful guide while performing various surgeries of neck region and for proper interpretation of X-rays and CT scans.
Aim: The present study has been undertaken to know the incidence of foramen transversarium in 7th dried cervical vertebrae and the contents passing through it and its clinical significance.
Material and Method: A total number of 106 dried 7thcervical vertebrae were studied.
Result and Discussion: In 36 seventh cervical vertebrae, variations in the Foramen transversarium were observed.

Cervical vertebrae, Foramen transversarium, accessory, Bony specule, Cervical ganglion