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Laboratory 2. Vertebral Canal and Spinal Cord
Step 2. Perform a Laminectomy from Vertebral Levels C3 to L5

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Use a Stryker saw to cut through the laminae of all of the vertebrae from the C3 to L5 vertebral levels and then remove the spinous processes and posterior portions of the neural arches. If all of the laminae are cut, all of the attached spinous processes and the posterior segments of the laminae can be removed as a segment. Identify the ligamentum flavum, one of the paired ligaments that bind together the laminae of adjacent vertebrae (Figure 2.3).

Links and References:
Grant's: 4.35-4.39
Netter: 146 and 147
Rohen and Yokochi: 190