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Study of cerebral aneurysms in a modified rat model: From real-time imaging to histological analysis.
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PMID:  25443088     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Cerebral aneurysm (CA) is a life-threatening condition with a pathogenesis that remains unclear. Previous hypotheses have primarily been based on in vitro examinations of animal models. Therefore, we attempted to observe CA in living rats and to establish a multi-level evaluation system. The rat model was produced by deoxycorticosterone-acetate (DOCA; Sigma Aldrich, St. Louis, MO, USA) induced hypertension and a single injection of elastase into the basal cistern. The animals were assessed 35days later. At the endpoint, we induced well-developed CA in 41.7% of the surviving rats. Using synchrotron radiation angiography (SRA), we observed the experimental aneurysms and their surrounding arteries dynamically in the living model. Further anatomical and histological analyses demonstrated the typical degenerative changes of the mural structure and a major infiltration of macrophages into the aneurysmal wall. In conclusion, we visualised well-developed experimental CA in living rats using SRA and demonstrated the associated degenerative histological changes and macrophage involvement; thus, we have provided an effective model for the study of dynamic multi-level changes associated with CA in a rat model.
Jingjing Zhao; Xiaojie Lin; Chuan He; Guo-Yuan Yang; Feng Ling
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-11-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-2653     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Neurosci     Publication Date:  2014 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-12-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-12-3    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9433352     Medline TA:  J Clin Neurosci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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