A quantitative ultrastructural study of motor and sensory lumbosacral nerve roots in the thalidomide-treated rabbit fetus.

A quantitative electron microscopic study was conducted on the dorsal and ventral nerve roots (L7-S1) supplying the hindlimbs of control and thalidomide-treated rabbit fetuses. The ventral roots at segmental levels L7 and S1 of treated nondeformed fetuses (TND) and deformed fetuses, demonstrated significant reductions (20-30%) of four of the parameters… CONTINUE READING