Exploration of the spinal cord and meninges in situ

Cervical spinal cord; anterior roots and spinal artery

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Exploration of the spinal cord and meninges in situ
Cervical spinal cord; anterior roots and spinal artery
The spinal cord has been cut transversely immediately above the seventh cervical segment and the lower part retracted posteriorly. This affords a view of the anterior roots and anterior spinal artery.
1 . Multifidus muscle (cut across)
2 . Semispinalis cervicis muscle (cut across)
3 . Anterior intermediate sulcus and ventral root cervical nerve VIII
4 . Semispinalis capitis muscle (reflected)
5 . Ventral median fissure
6 . Anterior column (gray matter)
7 . Posterior column (gray matter)
8 . Posterior median septum
9 . Root cervical nerve VII (cut across)
10 . Dura mater in depths of vertebral canal
11 . Arch of cervical vertebra VII (cut across)
12 . Anterior spinal artery
13 . Dorsal root cervical nerve VIII
14 . Ventral root cervical nerve VII
15 . Spinal branch of vertebral artery
16 . Anterior funiculus
17 . Lateral funiculus
18 . Posterior funiculus