Cola de caballo

La médula espinal termina en el área lumbar y continúa a través del canal vertebral como nervios espinales. Debido a la semejanza con la cola de un caballo, la agrupación de estos nervios en el extremo de la médula espinal se denomina cauda equina (cola de caballo). Estos nervios envían y reciben mensajes hacia y desde las extremidades inferiores y los órganos pélvicos.

Cola de caballo

Revision

Last reviewed 6/7/2012 by Dennis Ogiela, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Danbury Hospital, Danbury, CT. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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