cervical vertebra

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Noun1.cervical vertebra - one of 7 vertebrae in the human spine located in the neck regioncervical vertebra - one of 7 vertebrae in the human spine located in the neck region
vertebra - one of the bony segments of the spinal column
cervix, neck - the part of an organism (human or animal) that connects the head to the rest of the body; "he admired her long graceful neck"; "the horse won by a neck"
atlas vertebra, atlas - the 1st cervical vertebra
axis vertebra, axis - the 2nd cervical vertebra; serves as a pivot for turning the head
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UP localization extends up to the third cervical vertebra, and down to the second thoracic vertebra, anteriorly and posteriorly respectively.
Firstly, the cervical vertebra was destroyed into multiple pieces which had to be carefully removed without injuring the spinal cord.
Cervical vertebra magnetic resonance imaging performed in the neutral position was normal (Figure 1a, 1b).
In all except the seventh cervical vertebra, the foramen transversarium (FT) normally transmits the vertebral artery and vein and a branch from cervicothoracic ganglion (vertebral nerve).
The findings of this study agree in that, "MCG is frequently absent and if present lies at the level of the 6th cervical vertebra closely related to ITA." [11,14] Kuntz, Sheehan and Mitchell mentioned the frequent absence of MCG.
Cervical vertebra injuries that failed to be detected in group 1 Age, Mechanism Injury type Gender 1 20, M Pedestrian traffic accident C3 vertebrae mild anterolystesis 2 55, M Impact with blunt object C6-7 disc prolusion and minimal cord pressure 3 22, M In-vehicle traffic accident C6 vertebrae pedicle posterior fracture 4 77, F Same-level fall Suspicious atlantoaxial dislocation Age, Prognosis Gender 1 20, M No complaints.
Mr Matthew suffered a fractured cervical vertebra, while Mr Horridge had multiple injuries.
A thorough knowledge of the anatomy of the first cervical vertebra is of great importance not only for anatomists and anthropologists, but also for neurologists, neurosurgeons and vascular surgeons.
The protocol amendment will expand patient eligibility and enable study investigators to administer AST-OPC1 to patients with injuries at one vertebral level higher than the trial's previous C-5 limitation, to the fourth cervical vertebra down, known as C-4, near the middle of the neck.
Patients took a prone position on a Digital Subtraction Angiography (DSA) table (cervical vertebra took a supine position).
Is the use of cervical vertebra maturation method justified to determine skeletal age?