Histological analysis of the rectus capitis posterior major's myodural bridge.

@article{Scali2013HistologicalAO,
  title={Histological analysis of the rectus capitis posterior major's myodural bridge.},
  author={Frank Scali and Matthew E. Pontell and Dennis E. Enix and Ewarld Marshall},
  journal={The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society},
  year={2013},
  volume={13 5},
  pages={
          558-63
        }
}
BACKGROUND CONTEXT In recent literature, a soft-tissue communication between the rectus capitis posterior major (RCPma) muscle and the cervical dura mater has been identified. [...] Key MethodMETHODS Gross dissection was performed on 11 cadavers to remove the RCPma, the soft-tissue communication, and a section of posterior cervical dura mater as one continuous unit. Paraffin embedding and sectioning followed by hematoxylin and eosin staining was conducted to validate the connection.Expand
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