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Vol 68, No 2 (2009)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2009-02-25
Submitted: 2012-02-06
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Innervation of the human cervical and thoracic vertebrae at eight postovulatory weeks

W. Woźniak, M. Grzymisławska
Folia Morphol 2009;68(2):84-87.

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Vol 68, No 2 (2009)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2009-02-25
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

The nerves to the cervical and thoracic vertebrae were traced in 10 serially sectioned human embryos. It was found that the vertebral bodies receive nerve fibres from the trunks of the spinal nerves, anterior branches and meningeal branches of the spinal nerves, and from the sympathetic trunks. Slender twigs from the trunk of the spinal nerve arise close to the spinal ganglion and terminate in the posterior and lateral surfaces of the vertebrae. Fibres from the anterior branches of the spinal nerves terminate in the lateral and anterior surfaces of the vertebrae. Thin rami from the sympathetic trunk reach the anterior surface of the vertebrae.

Abstract

The nerves to the cervical and thoracic vertebrae were traced in 10 serially sectioned human embryos. It was found that the vertebral bodies receive nerve fibres from the trunks of the spinal nerves, anterior branches and meningeal branches of the spinal nerves, and from the sympathetic trunks. Slender twigs from the trunk of the spinal nerve arise close to the spinal ganglion and terminate in the posterior and lateral surfaces of the vertebrae. Fibres from the anterior branches of the spinal nerves terminate in the lateral and anterior surfaces of the vertebrae. Thin rami from the sympathetic trunk reach the anterior surface of the vertebrae.
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Keywords

human embryonic period; vertebral column; innervation

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Title

Innervation of the human cervical and thoracic vertebrae at eight postovulatory weeks

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 68, No 2 (2009)

Pages

84-87

Published online

2009-02-25

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2009;68(2):84-87.

Keywords

human embryonic period
vertebral column
innervation

Authors

W. Woźniak
M. Grzymisławska

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