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Tectorial membrane

Other Terms: Tectorial membrane of spiral organ of cochlea, Tectorial membrane

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Group

Vertebral ligaments

Description

This wide, thick ligamentous band is the cranial continuation of the posterior longitudinal ligament as it spans between the axial body and the base of the occipital bone above the anterior margin of the foramen magnum. As it enters the cranial cavity it becomes continuous with the dura mater.

Function

Stabilize the occipitoatlantoaxial complex.

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