costal facet


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costal facet

one of three sites on each side of a typical thoracic vertebra for articulation with ribs.
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The block vertebrae were studied and compared with their normal counterparts for analysis of body, lamina, pedicles, costal facets, foramina transversarium (FT), intervertebral foramina (IVF) and vertebral foramen (VF).
The costal facets were well defined and were present at the junction of fused vertebral bodies on right side.