Lissauer's tract

Alternative eponyms

Synonyms

Dorsolateral tract, fasciculus dorsolateralis, fasciculus marginalis, marginal fasciculus, tractus dorsolateralis,

Related people

The dorso-lateral tract.

Description

The dorso-lateral tract. A longitudinal bundle of thin, unmyelinated and poorly myelinated fibres between the apex of the posterior horn and the surface of the spinal marrow. They transmit surface sensibility, pain and temperature sensibility.

Bibliography

  • H. Lissauer:
    Beitrag zur pathologische Anatomie des Tabes dorsalis und zum Faserverlauf in menschlichen R├╝ckenmark. Neuroligisches Centralblat6t, 1885, 4: 245-246.

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