Vertebral levels are used by the doctors in order to ascertain the position of the essential anatomical structures inside body regions while working with patients.

Interactive Anatomical Interface

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scapula
First Rib
second rib
third rib
fourth rib
fifth rib
sixth rib
seventh rib
eighth rib
ninth rib
tenth rib
eleventh rib
twelfth rib
Clavicle
Sternoclavicular ligament
t11- t12 intervertebral disc
t12 vertebra
Linea alba
Coracoacromial ligament
Capsular ligament
Coracohumeral ligament
Intertransverse ligament
Anterior Longitudinal ligament
Manubrium
Sternum

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scapula
Clavicle
First Rib
second rib
third rib
fourth rib
fifth rib
sixth rib
seventh rib
eighth rib
ninth rib
tenth rib
eleventh rib

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twelfth rib
Manubrium
Sternum
Sternoclavicular ligament
t11- t12 intervertebral disc
t12 vertebra
Linea alba
Coracoacromial ligament
Capsular ligament
Coracohumeral ligament
Intertransverse ligament
Anterior Longitudinal ligament
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Scapula
clavicle
capsular ligament
First Rib
Second Rib
third rib
fourth rib
fifth rib
sixth rib
seventh rib
eighth rib
Ninth rib
Tenth Rib
eleventh rib
Twelfth rib
Thoracic Vertebra
Intertransverse (thoracic) ligament
Lumbar Vertebra
Intertransverse ( lumbar ) ligament
Coraclavicular ligament

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Scapula
clavicle
capsular ligament
First Rib
Second Rib
third rib
fourth rib
fifth rib
sixth rib
seventh rib
eighth rib

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Ninth rib
Tenth Rib
eleventh rib
Twelfth rib
Thoracic Vertebra
Intertransverse (thoracic) ligament
Lumbar Vertebra
Intertransverse ( lumbar ) ligament
Coraclavicular ligament

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The horizontal plane going through the disk that divides thoracic vertebrae TIV and TV is among the very crucial planes in the body because it:

  • goes through the sternal angle anteriorly, indicating the position of the anterior articulation of the costal cartilage of rib II with the sternum. The sternal angle is utilized to discover the position of rib II as a benchmark for counting ribs (due to the overlying clavicle, rib I isn’t palpable)
  • splits the superior mediastinum from the inferior mediastinum and indicates the position of the superior limit of the pericardium
  • marks where the arch of the aorta starts and finishes
  • goes through the site where the superior vena cava enters the pericardium to goes into the heart
  • is the level at which the trachea bifurcates into left and right primary bronchi and
  • indicates the superior limit of the pulmonary trunk