1990 AcroMed Award in basic science. Cauda equina anatomy. II: Extrathecal nerve roots and dorsal root ganglia.

@article{Cohen19901990AA,
  title={1990 AcroMed Award in basic science. Cauda equina anatomy. II: Extrathecal nerve roots and dorsal root ganglia.},
  author={Mark S. Cohen and Eric J. Wall and Robert A.M. Brown and Bj{\"o}rn Rydevik and Steven Robert Garfin},
  journal={Spine},
  year={1990},
  volume={15 12},
  pages={1248-51}
}
Inconsistent data exist regarding the anatomy of the spinal nerve roots lateral to the thecal sac. A newly developed in situ technique was used to precisely define anatomic parameters on 20 fresh human cadavers. The take-off angle of the nerve roots from the thecal sac decreases from a mean of approximately 40 degrees from L1-L5 to 22 degrees at S1. The… CONTINUE READING