Correlative analyses of lesion development and functional status after graded spinal cord contusive injuries in the rat.


The development of both histopathological changes and functional deficits was quantitatively assessed after mild, moderate, and severe spinal cord contusive injuries. The cross-sectional area of the spinal cord at the epicenter (region of maximal damage) and the areas of hemorrhage, lesion, and remaining gray and white matter were determined from 15 min to… (More)


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