Anterior median fissure of spinal cord
|Anterior median fissure of spinal cord|
A spinal nerve with its anterior and posterior roots.
Transverse section of the medulla spinalis in the mid-thoracic region.
|Latin||fissura mediana anterior medullae spinalis|
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.
- Atlas image: n2a5p1 at the University of Michigan Health System - "Medulla Oblongata, Anterior View"
- anterior+median+fissure+of+spinal+cord at eMedicine Dictionary
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