Nerve regeneration through holey silicone tubes.

  title={Nerve regeneration through holey silicone tubes.},
  author={C B Jenq and Richard E. Coggeshall},
  journal={Brain research},
  volume={361 1-2},
Recent studies focus on regeneration where nerve stumps are placed in a silicone tube. Since the tube is impermeable, the fluid and cells that collect from the stumps bath the axons. This is presumably beneficial. Making the tube permeable by making holes in its walls should change the patterns of regeneration. If this is done, the major cytologic change is an increase in the fascicular perineurium. There are more individual fascicles, more cells line each fascicle and the lining cells are… CONTINUE READING