VB Anatomy

Spinal cord :External Features

Embark on a comprehensive journey into the central nervous system with Dr. Vaishaly Bharambe in “Spinal Cord Coverings and External Features,” the first of an extensive series dedicated to unraveling the mysteries of the spinal cord. With over 25 years of experience in teaching anatomy, Dr. Bharambe kicks off this series by laying the groundwork for understanding the spinal cord’s crucial role in the central nervous system.
An introduction to the Spinal cord: its definition, location, and the importance of its study for understanding the broader central nervous system. Detailed examination of the spinal cord’s external features, including its coverings (dura mater, arachnoid mater, and pia mater) and external connections. Insights into the significance of the vertebral and spinal segments, spinal nerves, and the unique structures of filum terminale and ligamentum denticulatum. A brief overview of lumbar puncture and its relevance, setting the stage for deeper discussions in upcoming episodes on internal structures, ascending and descending tracts, and spinal cord lesions.

Test your knowledge with these MCQs


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1.Following are layers of meninges that surround the spinal cord except:

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Normally Lumbar puncture can be carried out in the following space:

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The following is true about the number of segments of spinal cord and the region where they are found:

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Following are direct supports of the spinal cord except:

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In the spinal cord you can find following number of plexus groups:

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