Difference between typical cervical & thoracic vertebrae?
A. Has a triangular body
B. Has a foramen transversarium
C. Superior articular facet directed backwards & upwards
D. Has a large vertebral body
Correct answer : Has a foramen transversarium
Foramen transversarium is found only is the cervical vertebrae. In the upper six cervical vertebrae, the foramen transmits the vertebral artery, vertebral vein, and a plexus of sympathetic nerves from inferior cervical ganglion. Foramen transversarium of C7 does not contain the artery, but contains the vein and sympathetic nerves.