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Embryonal and Fetal Vascularisation of the Spinal Cord: Microangiographic Examinations

  • A. Thron
  • P. Stoeter
  • C. Hauss
  • R. Dietz
  • U. Drews
  • W. Sonntag
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Abstract

In contrast to the well-known anatomy of the spinal cord’s blood supply in adult man (Thron 1988) and the prenatal vascularisation of the brain (Voigt and Stoeter, 1980), only few studies are concerned with the embryonal and fetal development of spinal cord vessels. Intramedullary capillarisation starts in the 4th week in mammal embryos (Hoskins 1914, Craigie 1955) and the extramedullary arteries are formed from a preceeding network by the end of the second month (Di Chiro et al. 1973, Torr 1957). Reports on the development of medullary veins do not exist to our knowledge.

Keywords

Spinal Cord Anterior Horn Vascular Density Cervical Cord Mammal Embryo 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Thron
  • P. Stoeter
  • C. Hauss
  • R. Dietz
  • U. Drews
  • W. Sonntag

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