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Superior Articular Facets of Sixth Thoracic Vertebra
Skeletal System

Superior Articular Facets of Sixth Thoracic Vertebra

Facies articulares superiores vertebrae thoracicae sextae

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The superior articular facets are the smooth, posteriorly and slightly laterally facing articular areas on the superior articular processes of a thoracic vertebra. They articulate with the corresponding inferior articular facets of the vertebra above, forming zygapophyseal joints.

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Thoracic Vertebra

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The ninth thoracic vertebra may only have a costal demi-facet on the superior part of the body and be devoid of one below, although there is always a corresponding articular facet present on the transverse process for the tubercle of the ninth rib.

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