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recognization on section of spinal cord

recognization on section of spinal cord

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Cervical Enlargement (C1)
Cervical Enlargement (C7)
C-7 Cord Level Features:

Broadest cross-sectional area, flattened
atnerior-posteriorly.
Enlarged posterior and anterior gray
horns.

C-1 Cord Level Features:

Large, roundish cross sectional
diameter.
Gray matter has enlarged posterior
horn as substantia gelatinosa becomes
spinal nucleus V and anterior horn has
promient protrusion for nucleus of CN
XI.
Lateral funiculus is mottled by
fasciculated fibers of the lateral
corticospinal tract.

Upper Thoracic Cord (T2)
Lower Thoracic Cord (T12)
T-12 Cord Level Features:

Small overall diameter, round shape.
Thin anterior and posterior gray horns with
Clarke's column. Prominent
intermediolateral cell columns.
Posterior white funiculus is not divided by a
septum.
Fasciculus gracilis only from T-6 and lower.

T-2 Cord Level Features:

Small overall diameter, round shape.
Thin anterior and posterior gray horns with
Clarke's column.
Prominent intermediolateral cell columns.
Posterior funiculus is divided by a septum
into a fasciculus gracilis and cuneatus from

T-6 and higher.
Middle Lumbar Cord (L3)
Upper Sacral Cord (S1)
S-1 Cord Level Features:

Upper sacral cord resembles lower
lumbar segments with thickened gray
horns in lumbosacral enlargement.
No Clarke's column, fasciculus gracilis
only.

L-3 cord level Features:

Middle lumbar cord with distinct
Clark`s collum and gray
commmisure.

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