Age-related morphologic changes of the central canal of the human spinal cord

@article{Yasui1999AgerelatedMC,
  title={Age-related morphologic changes of the central canal of the human spinal cord},
  author={Keizo Yasui and Yoshio Hashizume and Mari Yoshida and Takashi Kameyama and Gen Sobue},
  journal={Acta Neuropathologica},
  year={1999},
  volume={97},
  pages={253-259}
}
Abstract To elucidate the role of the human central canal on the physiology and pathogenesis of acquired syringomyelia, we analyzed the age-related morphologic changes in the normal human central canal of the spinal cord. The subjects included 158 autopsy cases ranging in age from 1 week postnatally to 116 years of age. Each segment of the whole spinal cords was investigated from the C3 to S3 levels. The microscopic pictures of the central canal were classified as patent or occluded at each… 
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