transverse process


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transverse process

n.
A process projecting outward from the side of a vertebra.

transverse process

a process of the vertebra that extends posterolaterally from the junction of the pedicle and lamina on each side and is the site for articulation with the ribs in the thoracic region.

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.

transverse process

A bony protuberance on each side of a vertebra to which muscles are attached.

transverse process

lateral projections from each node of the neural arch of tetrapod vertebrates to which ribs are attached.
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To the best of our knowledge, most published ultrasound-guided paravertebral block techniques have used visualisation of the transverse process as the 'gold standard' for identifying the paravertebral space.
The probe has been translated slightly cephalad and the transverse process is not seen.
The loop, which can be easily viewed with ultrasound, is an accurate landmark for the C2 transverse process and C2 spinal nerve, which are immediately inferior and posterior to the artery.
Under ultrasound guidance the 50 mm Braun Stimuplex [R] A needle is advanced until contact is made with the transverse process (postero-inferior to the artery), then after negative aspiration, 5 ml of local anaesthetic is injected.
The needle is again advanced under ultrasound guidance until the transverse process is contacted, whereafter negative aspiration a further 5 ml of local anaesthetic is injected.

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