Differences in glial, synaptic and motoneuron responses in the facial nucleus of the rat brainstem following facial nerve resection and nerve suture reanastomosis

@article{GuntinasLichius1994DifferencesIG,
  title={Differences in glial, synaptic and motoneuron responses in the facial nucleus of the rat brainstem following facial nerve resection and nerve suture reanastomosis},
  author={Orlando Guntinas-Lichius and Wolfram Friedrich Neiss and Anne Gunkel and Eberhard Stennert},
  journal={European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology},
  year={1994},
  volume={251},
  pages={410-417}
}
Transection and reanastomosis of the facial nerve with microsurgical sutures in rats (facial-facial anastomosis) results in the complete regeneration of the facial nucleus, whereas resection of a 10 mm length of the peripheral facial nerve leads to degeneration and loss of neurons in the nucleus. Nerve sutures or resections were performed in 84 female Wistar rats, and the time course and differences between regenerative and degenerative reactions in the facial nuclei were compared after… CONTINUE READING