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The course of vasospasm following subarachnoid hemorrhage in rats : a vertebrobasilar angiographic study
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Abstract
The course of vasospasm following subarachnoid haemorrhage in rats was studied using vertebrobasilar angiography. Wistar and Sprague Dawley rats were compared with respect to vasospastic response after bleeding. A more pronounced vasospasm was found in Sprague Dawley rats. In order to avoid a possible toxic effect on the contrast medium, only one angiogram per animal was initially performed. However, a comparison with the results obtained in a separate series of non-challenged animals demonstrated a difficulty due to high variability in basilar artery size in the latter group. Therefore, vasospasm can be more readily shown if multiple angio-grams are used in the same animal so that the vasospasm can be expressed as a percentage of the initial diameter of the basilar artery. It was found that multiple angiograms are well tolerated when non-ionic contrast media are used.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Acta neurochirurgica. - Wien
Publication
Wien : 1992
ISSN
0001-6268
Volume/pages
117:1-2(1992), p. 48-52
ISI
A1992JJ23700009
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