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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The long muscle of the neck or longus colli is found above the transverse process of C6.
Twenty-five (76%) patients had unilateral transverse process fractures, and 8 (24%) patients had bilateral fractures.
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.
Furthermore, with the block in position, the spinous, lamina or mamillary processes can be contacted to rotate the vertebra opposite to the direction indicated by the cervical vertebra transverse process sensitivity.
The transverse process is born on the base of the neural spine and is ventrally bent.
The psoas compartment is the space located between the psoas muscle and quadratus lumborum, and is surrounded by the psoas muscle and its fascia in the front, the lumbar, and the transverse process of the lumbar, ligament, muscle, and quadratus lumborum in the back8.
Among these injuries there were characteristic concomitant transverse processes fracture2-6 of adjacent segments and according to the points of Herron4 and Roche PH6 the presence of transverse process fracture must result in the suspicion of associated traumatic lesions of the lumbosacral joint.
Use of back supports previously used in CPR, limited the excursion of the posterior rib arc relative to the spine, therefore limiting levering of the posterior rib head over the transverse process and preventing posterior rib fractures.
This comes on the heels of news that Marc Savard, who leads the Bruins with 78 points and is second in the NHL with 63 assists, suffered what the Boston Herald reported was a broken transverse process in his back when he was cross-checked by Montreal's Steve Begin last Saturday.
The patient's nondominant hand is positioned around the dominant wrist, and then the dominant hand is placed on a "corner" of the atlas's transverse process.
The transverse process of C1 was resected, and the foramen transversarium was unroofed with a high-speed drill.
The needle is manipulated caudad off the transverse process, and then inserted into the paravertebral space for injection of local anesthetic at the site where the spinal nerve emerges from the intervertebral foramina and divides into ventral and dorsal rami, she explained.

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