vertebra prominens

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ver·te·bra pro·m'i·nens

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the vertebra in the cervicothoracic region which has the most prominent spinous process (seventh cervical vertebra in 70% of the cases, sixth in 20%, and first thoracic vertebra in 10%).
Synonym(s): nuchal tubercle

vertebra prominens

The seventh cervical vertebra.
See also: vertebra
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Seventh cervical nerve root transfer from the contralateral healthy side for treatment of brachial plexus root avulsion.
Cervical rib is a supernumerary rib which arises from the seventh cervical vertebra.
We incised the skin along the marked median nuchal line from the external occipital protuberance to immediately above the seventh cervical (C7) spinous process and detached the posterior muscle group.
The stellate ganglion is located in the front of the neck between the seventh cervical vertebra and the first thoracic vertebra (C7-TI) (Gutierrez, 2015).
It is located in front of the neck of the first rib extending to the union of the seventh cervical vertebra and the first thoracic vertebra.
Usually the first part of vertebral artery develops from proximal part of dorsal branch of seventh cervical intersegmental artery proximal to postcostal anastomosis.
I could see an entrance wound at the rear of her neck around the seventh cervical vertebrae.
FM- foramen magnum, C7- seventh cervical vertebra, T1- first thoracic vertebra, T13- thirteenth thoracic vertebra, L1- first lumbar vertebra, L2- second lumbar vertebra, L3- third lumbar vertebra, L5- fifth lumbar vertebra, L6- sixth lumbar vertebra, S1- first sacral vertebra, S2- second sacral vertebra, S3- third sacral vertebra, S4- fourth sacral vertebra.
The seventh cervical segmental artery gives rise to axillary artery and any abnormality during development results in the unusual branching pattern (Wollard, 1922).
The vertebral artery arises from the first part of the subclavian artery and ascends vertically through the foramina of all but the seventh cervical vertebrae.
He was on a 12-foot ladder pulling wire through a pipe to connect to the thermostats when the unthinkable happened: He fell and landed on his head, breaking his neck at the seventh cervical vertebra, paralyzing him instantly from the chest down.
The nuchal ligament is an anatomic structure made of a fibroelastic membrane that extends from the occipital bone to the spine of the seventh cervical vertebra.