lateral column


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column

 [kol´um]
an anatomical part or other structure that resembles a pillar.
anal c's vertical folds of mucous membrane at the upper half of the anal canal; called also rectal columns.
anterior column the anterior portion of the gray substance of the spinal cord, in transverse section seen as a horn.
gray column the longitudinally oriented parts of the spinal cord in which the nerve cell bodies are found, comprising the gray matter of the spinal cord.
lateral column the lateral portion of the gray substance of the spinal cord, in transverse section seen as a horn; present only in the thoracic and upper lumbar regions.
posterior column the posterior portion of the gray substance of the spinal cord, in transverse section seen as a horn.
rectal c's anal columns.
spinal column (vertebral column) spine (def. 2).

lat·er·al col·umn

a slight protrusion of the gray matter of the spinal cord into the lateral funiculus of either side, especially marked in the thoracic region where it encloses preganglionic motor neurons of the sympathetic division of the autonomic nervous system; it corresponds to the lateral horn appearing in transverse sections of the spinal cord.
See also: gray columns.

lat·er·al col·umn

(lat'ĕr-ăl kol'ŭm)
A slight protrusion of the gray matter of the spinal cord into the lateral funiculus of either side, especially marked in the thoracic region where it encloses preganglionic motor neurons of the sympathetic division of the autonomic nervous system; it corresponds to the lateral horn appearing in transverse sections of the spinal cord.
See also: gray columns
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The depth of the osteotomy was 10 mm in order to avoid the influence for the length of the lateral column because of different sizes of cuboid.
We divided the forefoot into medial column and lateral column by the axis of the third metatarsal while performing analysis.
Six months after surgery, the lateral column of the patient's right foot was 29.6 mm in length on X-ray (Figure 7).
More recently, there has been a focus on lateral column shortening and joint surface displacement.
Additionally the plate has as angular offset, which allows it to contour to the postero lateral column, thereby avoiding impingement on the olecranon fossa.
Reduction of the fracture was performed first and held with k-wires then distal humerus LCP was placed and fixed with combination of 3.5mm cortical working and locking screws where necessary under fluoroscopic imaging, care was taken not to impinge on the olecranon fossa and the plate was taken as for distally down the lateral column as necessary for stable fixation.
The quality of reduction was assessed by inspecting the lateral column anteriorly, laterally and posteriorly and the fracture line anteriorly and posteriorly.
This was deficient medial and lateral column (had to be built up with bone graft).In post operative period two case were infected, which were treated by debridement and antibiotic treatment.
Jockeys' Association chief executive John Blake said: "Ryan had a lateral column fracture, which is not a problem with his joint which is good, and he had a plate inserted, and that may stay in.
Designed primarily for the treatment of Charcot foot, a debilitating condition where the bones in the foot weaken and collapse, the G-Beam devices can be implanted in the medial and lateral columns of the foot to provide alignment, stabilization and fixation.
This degenerative disease is inherited and is associated with sclerosis of the dorsal and lateral columns of the spinal cord, defective muscular coordination (ataxia), speech impairment, irregular movement, and muscle paralysis.
(1.) An inherited disease, usually beginning in childhood before puberty, with sclerosis of the dorsal and lateral columns of the spinal cord.

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