vertebral artery groove


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vertebral artery groove

The groove that the vertebral artery occupies as it runs along the back of the atlas.
See also: groove
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The bony outgrowth or spicule, bridges partially or completely over the vertebral artery groove and converted it into posterior or lateral incomplete/complete vertebral artery foramen.
CONCLUSION: In the study of 300 macerated human atlas vertebrae we observed the vertebral artery groove for its conversion into the foramen.