Double Foramen Transversarium Variation in Ancient Byzantine Cervical Vertebrae: Preliminary Report of an Anthropological Study

Kaya S., Yilmaz N. D. , Pusat S., Kural C., Kirik A., Izci Y.

TURKISH NEUROSURGERY, vol.21, no.4, pp.534-538, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.5137/1019-5149.jtn.4456-11.1
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH NEUROSURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.534-538


AIM: Foramina transversaria (FT) are located on the transverse processes of cervical vertebrae. These foramina are known to exhibit variations with regard to size, shape and may even be absent or duplicated. The aims of this study are to investigate the shape, size and variations of FT in an ancient population and to point out the importance of double FT in the human anatomy.