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, vol.152, no.12, pp.2167-2172, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 152 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00701-010-0793-4
  • Title of Journal : ACTA NEUROCHIRURGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.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.