Angiographic evidence of basilar artery constriction in the rabbit: A new model of vasospasm

The main objective of this study was to produce angiographic evidence of basilar artery constriction using the rabbit model

Keith F. Baker

2004

Scholarcy highlights

  • The main objective of this study was to produce angiographic evidence of basilar artery constriction using the rabbit model
  • The technique described involves the transdural injection of blood into the cisterna magna on two different days
  • The results obtained show that vasoconstriction occurs over a time period that is comparable in duration to that seen in patients undergoing vasospasm as a result of subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Further investigation should be done to evaluate the usefulness of the rabbit model as a verifiable tool in studying the etiology of vasospasm

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