Effect of glycerol on peripheral nerve: an experimental study.

  title={Effect of glycerol on peripheral nerve: an experimental study.},
  author={Setti S. Rengachary and Ii-sei Watanabe and Pierre Singer and W J Bopp},
  volume={13 6},
Håkanson's method of treatment of trigeminal neuralgia by injecting glycerol into the trigeminal cistern is being used in a few clinical centers with encouraging results. We undertook this experimental study utilizing a rat sciatic nerve model to elucidate the mode of action of glycerol. Fifty-six rats were divided into three groups. The topical application of pure glycerol on the sciatic nerve was used in Group I. The intraneural injection of glycerol was used in Group II. The effect of graded… CONTINUE READING

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