Dorsal columns

Dr Craig Hacking and Rohit Sharma et al.

The dorsal columns, or posterior columns, are ascending pathways primarily concerned with sensory function. They are responsible for transmitting vibration, conscious proprioception, and fine (discriminative) touch 1,2.

The dorsal columns are divided two tracts, which are discussed separately 2:

  1. fasciculus gracilis (column of Goll)
  2. fasiculus cuneatus (column of Burdach)
Spinal anatomy
Neuroanatomy
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rID: 55607
Section: Anatomy
Tags: stub, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Dorsal column
  • Posterior columns
  • Posterior column

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