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Intervertebral foramen

Other Terms: Foramen intervertebrale, Foramen intervertébral

Description

The intervertebral foramina are the lateral passageways into and out of the vertebral canal. The juxtaposed superior and inferior vertebral notches of adjacent vertebrae form these openings. This is the principal pathway for vessels and nerves passing to and from the spinal cord.

Latin

Foramen intervertebrale

French

Foramen intervertébral

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