Anterior median fissure of spinal cord

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Anterior median fissure of spinal cord
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A spinal nerve with its anterior and posterior roots.
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Transverse section of the medulla spinalis in the mid-thoracic region.
Details
Latin fissura mediana anterior medullae spinalis
Identifiers
Gray's p.752
Dorlands
/Elsevier
f_08/12365575
TA A14.1.02.007
FMA 83735
Anatomical terminology

The anterior median fissure of the spinal cord has an average depth of about 3 mm, but this is increased in the lower part of the medulla spinalis.

It contains a double fold of pia mater, and its floor is formed by a transverse band of white substance, the anterior white commissure, which is perforated by blood vessels on their way to or from the central part of the medulla spinalis.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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