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Anterior tubercle

Other Terms: Anterior tubercle, Anterior tubercle of thalamus, Anterior thalamic tubercle, Tuberculum anterius thalami, Tuberculum anterius thalamicum, Tubercule antérieur des vertèbres cervicales, Tubercule antérieur de l'atlas, Tubercule antérieur du thalamus

Description

The anterior tubercle is a small bump situated on the anterior surface of the anterior arch. This landmark provides attachment for the anterior longitudinal ligament and the longus colli muscles.

Etymology

Tubercle arises from the Latin tuber meaning a lump and the diminutive suffix -cle denoting a small lump.

Latin

Tuberculum anterius thalami

Latin

Tuberculum anterius thalamicum

French

Tubercule antérieur des vertèbres cervicales

French

Tubercule antérieur de l'atlas

French

Tubercule antérieur du thalamus

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