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The corticospinal tract and other ascending and descending fibers are important in executing cerebral function. Conventional magnetic resonance and advanced neuroimaging findings of diseases involved in ascending and descending pathways are reviewed, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, secondary degeneration diseases, and intracranial tumors.
PURPOSE Cervical spine injuries following major trauma result in significant associated morbidity and mortality. Devastating neurological injury, including complete and incomplete tetraplegia, are common sequelae of cervical spine trauma and cause profound and life-altering medical, financial, and social consequences. Most cervical spine injuries follow… (More)