Spinal-canal sentence example

spinal-canal
  • Sometimes the annulus of the disk is completely torn and nuclear material escapes into the spinal canal.

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  • Lumbar Puncture A thin hollow needle is placed into the lower back, into the spinal canal.

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  • In the presence of neurological symptoms, an MRI scan is useful to rule out spinal cord compression or spinal canal stenosis.

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  • In the average person, this occurs when the sagittal diameter of the spinal canal is less than 14 mm.

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  • The spinal cord passes through the spinal canal.

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  • Spinal cord-The elongated nerve bundles that lie in the spinal canal and from which the spinal nerves emerge.

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  • In its most severe form, termed spinal rachischisis, the entire spinal canal is open, exposing the spinal cord and nerves.

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  • The spinal fluid is obtained by performing a lumbar puncture (also called a spinal tap), in which a needle is inserted into an area in the lower back where fluid in the spinal canal is readily accessible.

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  • The surgeon loosens and lifts the tissues of the spinal canal lesion and stitches them closed.

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  • The surgery also appears to reverse hindbrain herniation, in which the back of the brain slips down into the spinal canal.

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  • The exact cause is unknown; however, it is suspected that, at some point during embryonic development, an increased pressure in the brain may cause brain structures to be displaced or moved into the spinal canal.

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