Spine Secrets Plus, 2e by Vincent J. Devlin MD

By Vincent J. Devlin MD

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P. ) 14. What analogy is commonly used to localize spinal pathology from caudad to cephalad within a lumbar anatomic segment? The analogy of a house with three floors is most commonly used to localize spinal pathology (Fig. 3-6A). The first story of the anatomical house is the level of the disc space. The second story is the level of the neural foramen and lower vertebral body. The third story is the level of the pedicle and includes the upper vertebral body and transverse process. 15. How is the spinal canal subdivided into zones from medial to lateral to precisely locate compressive spinal pathology within a lumbar anatomic segment?

Each neurovascular bundle is composed of a posterior intercostal vein, posterior intercostal artery, and anterior primary ramus of a spinal nerve (mnemonic: VAN superior to inferior). The neurovascular bundle lies immediately below the inferior edge of each rib in the neurovascular groove. 12. Where is the thoracic portion of the sympathetic trunk located? The thoracic portion of the sympathetic trunk is located along the anterior surface of the rib head. The sympathetic chain or trunk consists of a series of ganglia that extend from the skull to the coccyx.

Explain. A disc herniation at the C5–C6 level causes compression of the C6 nerve root. Thus, weakness of biceps and wrist extensors, loss of the brachioradialis reflex, and diminished sensation of the radial forearm into the thumb and index finger are expected. As there are eight nerve roots and seven cervical vertebrae, the C1 nerve root exits above the C1 vertebra, the C2 nerve root below it, and so on. Thus, the C2 nerve root exits through its neuroforamen adjacent to the C1–C2 disc. g. C3 for C2–C3 disc, C7 for C6–C7 disc) is the one typically affected by a herniated disc.

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