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transverse process

n.
A process projecting outward from the side of a vertebra.
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trans·verse pro·cess

(trans-vĕrs' pros'es)
A bony protrusion on either side of the arch of a vertebra, from the junction of the lamina and pedicle, which functions as a lever for attached muscles.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

transverse process

A bony protuberance on each side of a vertebra to which muscles are attached.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

transverse process

lateral projections from each node of the neural arch of tetrapod vertebrates to which ribs are attached.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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Plain x-ray shows pseudo articulation of right L5 transverse process and sacrum (Figure 3).
Bony injuries may include vertebral fractures of the transverse processes, spinous processes, and sacral promontory, as well as distant fractures such as in the ribcage or femur [36].
In this study, US or FL-guided [C.sub.2] and/or [C.sub.3] transverse process steroid injections were applied to 54 patients with CeH and comparable pain relief effect was observed.
Rakan F Bokhari et al in 2012 claimed a higher prevalence of cervical rib and elongated C7 transverse processes as 3.4% and 23% respectively, in a population in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia13.
The poor known taxa from China Chinchenia sungi Young 1965, Kwangisaurus orientalis Young 1959, and Sanchiaosaurus dengi Young 1965, have prominent transverse processes and, again, amphicoelous centra (Rieppel, 1999), unlike UPUAM 14072.
Fifteen transverse process fractures were associated with vertebral artery injury.
The well-described transverse in-plane ultrasound-guided approach (1) involves visualisation of the pleura and transverse process in long axis, by medio-lateral probe orientation (Figure 1) and placement of the needle tip deep to the transverse process.
All the analysed trajectories were considered as starting from the same entry point, established at thelateral border of the superior facet where it intersects the midportion of the transverse process.
If symptoms are present above the level of the L5 transverse process, it's unlikely the SI joint is the cause.
(1) The articular pillars are found behind each transverse process at the junction of the pedicle and lamina.

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