Cell loss in lumbar dorsal root ganglia and transganglionic degeneration after sciatic nerve resection in the rat.

@article{Arvidsson1986CellLI,
  title={Cell loss in lumbar dorsal root ganglia and transganglionic degeneration after sciatic nerve resection in the rat.},
  author={J. A. Arvidsson and Jan Ygge and Gunnar Grant},
  journal={Brain research},
  year={1986},
  volume={373 1-2},
  pages={15-21}
}
The effects of sciatic nerve resection on lumbar dorsal root ganglion cells and their central branches have been studied in the adult rat. A quantitative analysis of the lumbar dorsal root ganglia indicated a 15-30% cell loss on the operated side. Argyrophilia indicating transganglionic degeneration was observed in Fink-Heimer stained sections from the lumbar spinal cord and the brainstem. The areas of degeneration argyrophilia were mainly located in the medial part of the ipsilateral L2-L6… CONTINUE READING