The Pathology of Intracerebral Arteriolar Spasm

  • W. Roggendorf
  • J. Cervós-Navarro


Spastic constriction of subarachnoid arteries is a frequent sequela of subarachnoid hemorrhage, especially after aneurysmal ruptures (13, 14, 2, 4). Since the early work of Dreszer & Scholz (11) and Echlin (12), there has been a controversy as to whether a spasm may also occur in the small intracerebral arteries or even in the arterioles. More recent ultrastructural studies by Matakas et al. (17) and Cervós-Navarro et al. (8) have revealed spastic constriction of the intracerebral arterioles under various experimental conditions. Therefore, it appeared of interest to determine the influence of vasospasm on the regional blood supply and to investigate the morphological changes of the vessel after metabolic and electric stimuli.


Smooth Muscle Cell Arterial Vessel Pial Artery Pial Vessel Carbon Suspension 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Roggendorf
    • 1
  • J. Cervós-Navarro
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Neuropathologie Klinikum SteglizFreie Universität BerlinFederal Republic of Germany

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