Effects of sciatic nerve resection on L7 spinal roots and dorsal root ganglia in adult cats.

The size, distribution, and number of nerve fibers and neuronal perikarya in the L7 spinal roots and ganglia of adult cats were examined 35, 90, and 190 days after ipsilateral sciatic nerve resection. With increasing survival time the size spectra of myelinated ventral root nerve fibers showed a progressive flattening of the alpha peak. In the dorsal roots… CONTINUE READING