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transverse ligaments of vertebral column


Definition: transforaminal or corporotransverse ligaments coursing in a more or less horizontal direction in the vicinity of the intervertebral foramina; these ligaments may compromise spinal arteries or nerves that enter or exit the foramina.

Synonym(s): ligamenta transversa columnae vertebralisTA

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