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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.
Cervical Enlargement (C1)

C-7 Cord Level Features:
Broadest cross-sectional area, flattened
atnerior-posteriorly.
Enlarged posterior and anterior gray
horns.

Cervical Enlargement (C7)
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.

Upper Thoracic Cord (T2)

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.

Lower Thoracic Cord (T12)
L-3 cord level Features:
Middle lumbar cord with distinct
Clark`s collum and gray
commmisure.

Middle Lumbar Cord (L3)

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.

Upper Sacral Cord (S1)
S-5 Cord Level Features:
Lower sacral cord below lumbosacral
enlargment has grossly thickend gray
horns and a grossly thickened
commissural gray.
White matter is markedly diminished
since all tracts are miniamlly
represented except for fasciculus
proprius.

Lower Sacral Cord (S5)
Anterior horn (& ventral roots) Spinal accessory nucleus of CN XI & exiting fibers

Motor nuclei Posterior horn
Spinal nucleus & tract of CN V
Anterior Funiculus Anterior corticospinal

Medial vestibulospinal (in the MLF) Lateral vestibulospinal
Medial reticulospinal Anterior spinothalamic

Anterior white commissure
Lateral funiculus Lateral corticospinal

Lateral reticulospinal Lateral spinothalamic
Posterior funiculus
Fasciculus gracilis

Fasciculus cuneatus
Posterior intermediate sulcus and septum Anterior median fissure

Dorsal root entry zone, medial & lateral Central Canal
Anterior horn and roots: Motor Nuclei Posterior horn and roots

Posteromarginal Nucleus Nucleus Proprius
Substantia Gelatinosa
Anterior Funiculus Anterior corticospinal

Medial vestibulospinal (in the MLF) Lateral vestibulospinal
Medial reticulospinal Anterior spinothalamic

Anterior white commissure
Lateral funiculus Lateral corticospinal

Lateral reticulospinal Lateral spinothalamic
Posterior spinocerebellar
Posterior funiculus Fasciculus gracilis

Fasciculus cuneatus Zone of Lissauer
Anterior Horn: Motor Nuclei Posterior Horn

Posteromarginal
Nucleus Proprius
Nucleus
Substantia Gelatinosa Clarke's Column (Nucleus Dorsalis)
Posterior Funiculus
Fasciculus Gracilis

Intermediate Horn: Intermediolateral Cell Column
Nucleus Proprius
Clarke's Column (Nucleus Dorsalis)

Fasciculus Gracilis
Posteromarginal Nucleus Nucleus Proprius

Substantia Gelatinosa
Anterior Horn: Motor Nuclei Posterior Horn

Posteromarginal Nucleus Nucleus Proprius
Substantia Gelatinosa
Anterior Spinothalamic Lateral Corticospinal

Lateral Spinothalamic Fasciculus Gracilis