Spinal stenosis: assessment of motor function, VEGF expression and angiogenesis in an experimental model in the rat

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Reduction of blood flow in compressed nerve roots is considered as one important mechanism of induction of neurogenic intermittent claudication in lumbar spinal canal stenosis. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a potent stimulator of angiogenesis, and is increased in expression in hypoxic conditions. The objective of this study was to examine if… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00586-007-0394-y

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