Spinal Arachnoiditis and The Axonal Degeneration of The Spinal Nerve Roots Due to Ischemia Induced By Vasospasm: An Experimental Study

ONDER A., Serarslan Y., AYDIN M., KANAT A., Gursan N., YOLAS C.

JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES-TURKISH, vol.26, no.4, pp.416-423, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.416-423
  • Keywords: Arachnoiditis, axon, nerve root, subarachnoid hemorrhage, vasospasm, SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE, TUBERCULOUS MENINGITIS, ADHESIVE ARACHNOIDITIS, CAUDA-EQUINA
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Various reasons have been ascribed to arachnoiditis development, among which subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) may be an important factor in this process. In this experimental study, we investigated the effect of SAH on histopathological findings. The volumetric changes of the radicular arteries and the density of spinal nerve root axons of a SAH model on C-4 roots in rabbits were measured.