Thursday, April 20, 2017

Submissions : Important vertebral levels


Important vertebral levels for bifurcations:
- Common carotid artery bifurcation - C4 vertebra
- Tracheal bifurcation - T4 ( may ascend or descend upto two vertebrae higher or lower with breathing )
- Abdominal Aorta bifurcation - L4

Important vertebral levels for formations:
- Cricoid cartilage-  C5- C6
- Thoracic duct crosses right to left - T5 ( and enters left IJV )
- Inferior Vena Cava formation - L5 ( from two common iliac veins )

Submitted by Mayank Kesharwani

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