Mechanical Engineering Faculty Research

Title

Spinal Subarachnoid Space Pressure Measurements in an in Vitro Spinal Stenosis Model: Implications on Syringomyelia Theories

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 11-1-2010

Abstract

Full explanation for the pathogenesis of syringomyelia (SM), a neuropathology characterized by the formation of a cystic cavity (syrinx) in the spinal cord (SC), has not yet been provided. It has been hypothesized that abnormal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressure, caused by subarachnoid space (SAS) flow blockage (stenosis), is an underlying cause of syrinx formation and subsequent pain in the patient.

Publication Title

Journal of Biomechanical Engineering

Volume

132

Issue

11

First Page

11007

Last Page

11007