Wallerian degeneration and inflammation in rat peripheral nerve detected by in vivo MR imaging.

@article{Titelbaum1989WallerianDA,
  title={Wallerian degeneration and inflammation in rat peripheral nerve detected by in vivo MR imaging.},
  author={David S Titelbaum and James L. Frazier and Robert I. Grossman and Peter Mwita Joseph and Larry T. H. Yu and E A Kassab and William F. Hickey and Don Larossa and Mark D. J. Brown},
  journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology},
  year={1989},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={741-6}
}
To investigate the role of MR imaging in wallerian degeneration, a series of animal models of increasingly complex peripheral nerve injury were studied by in vivo MR. Proximal tibial nerves in brown Norway rats were either crushed, transected (neurotomy), or transected and grafted with Lewis rat (allograft) or brown Norway (isograft) donor nerves. The nerves distal to the site of injury were imaged at intervals of 0-54 days after surgery. Subsequent histologic analysis was obtained and… CONTINUE READING

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