Spinal cord pathways

Keywords: spinal cord pathways, communication, brain, peripheral nervous system


The spinal cord is the primary pathway of communication between the brain and peripheral nervous system. Knowledge of the spinal cord anatomy and recognition of typical common spinal cord syndromes are important as many of these diseases have a predilection for targeting specific areas or tracts within the spinal cord.

Author Biography

M Dlamini, University of the Witwatersrand

Department of Anaesthesia, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

FCA 1 Anaesthetic Refresher Course 2020