Effects of a Contusion Injury on Spinal Cord Blood Flow in the Sheep
J. D. Yeo, S. Stabback
The effect of experimental trauma on the blood flow in the central and peripheral regions of the sheep’s spinal cord was studied using a radioactive microsphere technique. In seven out of eight animals, a progressive fall in blood flow occurred in both the peripheral and central regions of the cord within 2 hours following injury. Early hypothermic intervention could have helped sustain neural function.