Peculiar thoracic vertebrae. Intervertebral foramina are indicated by arrows.
|foramen intervertebrale (pl. foramina intervertebralia)|
The intervertebral foramen (also called neural foramen, and often abbreviated as IV foramen or IVF),is a foramen between two
The foramina, or openings, are present between every pair of vertebrae in these areas. A number of structures pass through the foramen. These are the root of each
When the spinal
The size of the foramina is variable due to placement, pathology, spinal loading, and posture.
Specifically, the intervertebral foramen is bordered by the superior notch of the adjacent vertebra, the inferior notch of the vertebra, the intervertebral joint and the intervertebral disc.