Herniated intervertebral disc-associated periradicular fibrosis and vascular abnormalities occur without inflammatory cell infiltration.

@article{Cooper1995HerniatedID,
  title={Herniated intervertebral disc-associated periradicular fibrosis and vascular abnormalities occur without inflammatory cell infiltration.},
  author={Robert G. Cooper and Anthony John Freemont and Judith A Hoyland and Julian P. Jenkins and Chole G. West and Karen J Illingworth and Malcolm I V Jayson},
  journal={Spine},
  year={1995},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={591-8}
}
STUDY DESIGN Prospective histologic comparison of perineural tissues from patients requiring decompression surgery for herniated intervertebral disc with those from cadaveric controls. OBJECTIVES To examine the significance of herniated intervertebral-disc-associated perineural vascular and fibrotic abnormalities with respect to back pain symptom generation. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Previous cadaveric studies have demonstrated perineural vascular congestion, dilatation, and thrombosis and… CONTINUE READING