costotransverse

costotransverse

 [kos″to-trans-vers´]
lying between the ribs and the transverse processes of the vertebrae.

cos·to·trans·verse

(kos'tō-trans-verz'),
Relating to the ribs and the transverse processes of the vertebrae articulating with them.
Synonym(s): transversocostal

cos·to·trans·verse

(kos'tō-trans-vĕrs')
Relating to the ribs and the transverse processes of the vertebrae articulating with them.

costotransverse

lying between the ribs and the transverse processes of the vertebrae.
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4) and facet joints of the thoracic spine, and costovertebral and costotransverse joints' that causes an exaggerated kyphosis with decreased chest expansion during inhalation and increased susceptibility to respiratory tract infections.
Due to the contour of the thoracic laminae and general orientation of the articular processes the zygapophysial joints appear to lie flat, close to the spinous processes with the prominent costotransverse joints lying more laterally (Figure 1).
The only additional muscle that may be considered is the longissimus thoracis, overlying the costotransverse regions but lying lateral to semispinalis thoracis (Bogduk 1994) (Figure 4).
Two joints potentially implicated in the development of stress fractures are the costovertebral and costotransverse joints (11).