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The transverse process C2 plays an important role in the stabilization of the vertebral unit C2/C3 and the protection of the vertebral artery and the cervical spinal cord. The anatomical disposition of the transverse processes C2 and especially the lateral processes may be different from one subject to another. Certain anatomical variants of the transverse… (More)
An anatomical variant of the left vagus nerve in reported which in its cervical portion passes in front of the carotid artery and the left lobe of the thyroid gland.
Following the investigations carried out on about 350 macerated vertebrae by the dissection of 120 human cadavers, a number of structural pecularities of the cervical vertebrae are described, with special emphasis on their functional and pathogenetic significance. The most specific structures of the cervical vertebrae -- the transverse, unciform, and… (More)