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Spinal Ganglion of Fourth Lumbar Nerve (Right)
Nervous System

Spinal Ganglion of Fourth Lumbar Nerve (Right)

Ganglion spinale nervi lumbalis quarti

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Description

The spinal ganglion of the fourth lumbar nerve is the swelling of the posterior root of the fourth lumbar nerve. It is located just medial union of the anterior and posterior roots, and is generally in, or just lateral, to the intervertebral foramen, below the fourth lumbar vertebra.

This ganglion contains cell bodies of the somatic or autonomic sensory afferents. It carries information towards the spinal cord from the skin of the medial leg.

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