Target-dependent axonal sprouting following vagal-hypoglossal nerve anastomosis in cats.

@article{Lan2000TargetdependentAS,
  title={Target-dependent axonal sprouting following vagal-hypoglossal nerve anastomosis in cats.},
  author={Chyn Tair Lan and Jiang Chuan Liu and Eng Ang Ling and Min Cheng and Su Chung Youn},
  journal={Restorative neurology and neuroscience},
  year={2000},
  volume={17 2-3},
  pages={
          113-124
        }
}
Purpose: To investigate the relationships between the axonal sprouting and target neurotization by central neurons after nerve heterocon-nection. Methods: Unilateral (right) vagal-hypoglossal nerve anastomosis (VHA) was performed in adult cats. Following 3-315 days postoperation (dpo), quantitative analyses and ultrastructural changes in the proximal portion of the vagal-hypoglossal heteroconnected nerve as well as the time course of neuronal regeneration were studied. Along with this… CONTINUE READING