The mechanism of ischemia in anteroposterior compression of the spinal cord

Invest Radiol. 1975 Nov-Dec;10(6):543-51. doi: 10.1097/00004424-197511000-00001.


Intraspinal balloons were used in monkeys to simulate lateral and posterior epidural masses. Posterior masses flatten the cord and occlude the central vasculature while lateral balloons have less effect on central cord perfusion. The significance of these findings in relation to spondylotic myelopathy is discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Haplorhini
  • Ischemia / etiology*
  • Macaca mulatta
  • Radiography
  • Spinal Cord / blood supply*
  • Spinal Cord Compression / complications*
  • Spinal Cord Compression / diagnostic imaging