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Blood Supply and Vascular Reactivity of the Spinal Cord Under Normal and Pathological Conditions

Abstract The unique anatomical and functional properties of vasculature determine the susceptibility of the spinal cord to ischemia. The spinal cord vascular architecture is designed to withstand major ischemic events by compensating blood supply via important anastomotic channels. One of the important compensatory channels of the arterial basket of the conus medullaris (ABCM). ABCM consists of one or two arteries arising from the anterior spinal artery (ASA) and circumferentially connecting the ASA and the posterior spinal arteries. In addition to compensatory function, the arterial basket can be involved in arteriovenous fistulae and malformations of the conus. The morphometric anatomical analysis of the ABCM was performed with emphasis on vessel ... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Martirosyan, Nikolay (Author) / Preul, Mark C (Advisor) / Vernon, Brent (Advisor) / Theodore, Nicholas (Committee member) / Lemole, Gerald M (Committee member) / Vu, Eric (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Neurosciences / Physiology / Health sciences / Cerebrospinal fluid drainage / Manganese enhanced MRI / Paraplegia / Spinal cord / Spinal cord blood flow / Vascular anatomy
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 159 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Neuroscience 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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