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Superior vertebral notch of thoracic ...

Other Terms: Superior vertebral incisure, Superior vertebral incisure of pedicle, Incisura vertebralis superior, Incisure vertébrale supérieure

Description

The superior vertebral notches are shallow and not very recognizable. They form weak impressions on the superior surface of the pedicle anterior to the superior articular facet. When combined with the superjacent vertebra they form the intervertebral foramen for passage of the spinal nerve.

Etymology

The term notch refers to an indentation in the margin of a bone. The Latin equivalent for this term is incisure.

Latin

Incisura vertebralis superior

French

Incisure vertébrale supérieure

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