Spinal Cord Transection

N. L. Martirosyan, Nicholas Theodore

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


A review of spinal cord transection is presented. Traumatic spinal cord transection causes complex changes in the spinal cord such as ischemia, the secondary inflammation cascade, and scarring. After this type of transection, adult mammals recover minimum function related to axonal regeneration. Plasticity appears to underlie the emergence of abnormal reflexive responses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780123851574
ISBN (Print)9780123851581
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Ischemia
  • Secondary injury
  • Spinal cord
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spinal cord injury pathophysiology
  • Spinal cord injury treatment
  • Transection
  • Trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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