vasa nervorum


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va·sa ner·vo·rum

blood vessels supplying nerves.

vasa nervorum

An obsolete term that formerly dignified blood vessels that supply a nerve trunk.

vasa nervorum

The blood vessels supplying nerves.
See also: vasa
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(2) Peripheral neuropathy occurs in vasculitis due to involvement of the vasa nervorum causing nerve ischemia and axonal breakdown.
Although the exact cause still remains unknown, some theories link it to granulomatous compression of the cochlear nerve, deposits of immunocomplexes in the cochlea, and vasculitis of the vasa nervorum and cochlear vessels [3, 5].
One of the possible mechanism is ischemic nerve injury secondary to vasculitis of the vasa nervorum; another mechanism is neuropathy due to the side effects of the used drugs (e.g., colchicine) (5).
The microvascular disease tends to occur predominantly in vascular endothelium of kidney, retina and vasa nervorum where glucose uptake is independent of insulin activity.
The following programs were used: Mesurim Pro 0.8 to count the number of fibers and blood vessels (vasa nervorum), and ImageJ for measurement of the area of the transverse section of the sciatic nerve, diameter of myelinated fibers and axonal diameter.
Al hacer la revision de la literatura universal, hay un solo caso reportado en 1976, un reporte de Neurology, donde se encontro esta asociacion de neuritis optica e hipoparatirodismo, lo cual sugiere que la causa estaria en relacion con una neuropatia optica isquemica por vasoespasmo tetanico o calcificacion de la vasa nervorum [5].