Arterial changes in the human vertebral body associated with aging. The ratios of peripheral to central arteries and arterial coiling.

@article{Ratcliffe1986ArterialCI,
  title={Arterial changes in the human vertebral body associated with aging. The ratios of peripheral to central arteries and arterial coiling.},
  author={Jennifer Ratcliffe},
  journal={Spine},
  year={1986},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={235-40}
}
Microarteriography with barium has shown the topgraphic distribution of intraosseous arteries in the cadaveric human vertebral body. Two types of intraosseous artery are found in the adult vertebral body, peripheral and central, whereas in children only central arteries are found. There is a close correlation (r = 0.79) between the ratios of peripheral: central arteries against age. The central arteries develop coils, which increase proportionately in number as age advances. The possible… CONTINUE READING