Blood Supply to the human spinal cord: part II imaging and pathology

Bosmia, A.N., Tubbs, R.S., Hogan, E., Bohnstedt, B.N., Denardo, A.J., Loukas, M., Cohen-Gadol, A.A., 2015e. Blood Supply to the human spinal cord: part II. Imaging and pathology. Clin Anat 28, 65–74. doi:10.1002/ca.22284.

Abstract

The blood supply of the spinal cord is a complex system based on multilevel sources and anastomoses. Diseases often affect this vascular supply and imaging has been developed that better investigates these structures. The authors review the literature regarding pathology and imaging modalities for the blood supply of the spinal cord. Knowledge of the disease processes and imaging modalities used to investigate these arterial lesions of the spinal cord will assist the clinician when treating patients with spinal cord lesions.