Role of degenerated neuron density of dorsal root ganglion on anterior spinal artery vasospasm in subarachnoid hemorrhage: experimental study

KANAT A. , Yilmaz A., Aydin M. D. , Musluman M., Altas S., Gursan N.

ACTA NEUROCHIRURGICA, cilt.152, sa.12, ss.2167-2172, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 152 Konu: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00701-010-0793-4
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.2167-2172


The spinal arteries are innervated by several systems that contribute to the control of spinal cord blood flow. The sensory fibers of upper cervical nerves have vasodilatatory effect on the anterior spinal arteries (ASA). Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) causes severe vasospasm by various neurochemical mechanisms. We examined whether there is a relationship between the neuron density of the C3 dorsal root ganglion and the severity of ASA vasospasm in SAH.