transverse process


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transverse process

n.
A process projecting outward from the side of a vertebra.
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transverse process

n
(Anatomy) anatomy either of the projections that arise from either side of a vertebra and provide articulation for the ribs
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transverse′ proc`ess


n.
a process that projects from the sides of a vertebra.
[1690–1700]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.transverse process - one of two processes that extend from each vertebra and provide the point of articulation for the ribstransverse process - one of two processes that extend from each vertebra and provide the point of articulation for the ribs
vertebra - one of the bony segments of the spinal column
appendage, outgrowth, process - a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process"
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A characteristic cervical vertebrae consists of vertebral body, pedicle, lamina, transverse process, spinous process, and superior and inferior articular process (Drake et al., 2010).
Transverse process becomes enlarged and forms a joint or fusion with the sacrum or ilium.
Before the end of anaesthesia, bilateral ESP block was performed in the lateral decubitus position at T4 transverse process level using 10-MHz linear ultrasound probe (Logic E book XP General Electrics, USA).
However, due to high crista iliaca, intervertebral foramen stenosis, transverse process, and sacral ala hypertrophy at L5-S1 level, the establishment of the working access remains a challenge.[2] Different surgical positions may produce influence on intervertebral foramen height.
Ultimately, internal jugular vein stenosis between the C1 transverse process (TP) and styloid process was detected, as well as abnormal carotid Doppler waveforms in the carotid artery, and thus the presence of biomechanically induced ICH (BICH) was demonstrated.
Under aseptic conditions, a high frequency linear transducer was placed on the spinous process at T8 level on the parasagittal plane and then slid 2.5-3 cm laterally to visualise the transverse process and erector spinae muscle.
Clues to this pathology on the anteroposterior view include transverse process fractures (sentinel fractures), obliquity of L5 on sacrum, widening of the paravertebral soft tissue lines, widening of the interpedicular distance, and rotational deformity of the spinous processes [22, 27, 36, 85, 87].
A 20-25cm dorsoventral skin incision was made 4cm caudal and parallel to last rib and 5 cm ventral to transverse process of lumbar vertebrae.
In addition to the AC joint subluxation and coracoid fracture, a fracture of the transverse process of the right fifth lumbar vertebra was detected.
Caption: FIGURE 1: CT: fracture of both pedicles, left transverse process, and anterior and middle column of L1.
They were enrolled and then randomly assigned into two groups according to a random number table and underwent ultrasound-guided (US, n = 30) or fluoroscopy-guided (FL, n = 30) [C.sub.2] and/or [C.sub.3] transverse process injection, respectively, in the pain center of Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital from July 2011 to January 2014.
Unlike a cervical rib, an elongated C7 transverse process is fused with the C7 vertebra3.

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