posterior cervical region

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posterior cervical region

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the back of neck, including the suboccipital region.
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NT describes an anechoic area in the posterior nuchal region of the fetus and is typically observed in the first trimester (Figures 1-4).
In spite of it's large clinical use, published evidences of the efficacy of eperisone are limited to the treatment of patients with myelopathy or tropical spastic paraparesis (11), neurogenic bladder (12), increased muscular tone after stroke (13), and muscle cramps from liver diseases (14); in addition, a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial has shown a clear benefit of eperisone on pain in the nuchal region, back pain, pain in arms and shoulders, stiffness and other symptoms in patients with cervical spondylosis (15).
Three-dimensional ultrasound, with its midsagittal section of the fetus, provides a clear distinction of the nuchal region from the amniotic membrane that is not as easily obtainable with 2-D ultrasound.