An experimental study of nerve grafting combined with silicone tubes in the rat model: Functional outcome and specificity of muscle reinnervation.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_899116EC5B35
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
An experimental study of nerve grafting combined with silicone tubes in the rat model: Functional outcome and specificity of muscle reinnervation.
Périodique
Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience
Auteur(s)
Papaloïzos M., Holmquist B., Lundborg G.
ISSN
0922-6028
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
1997
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
11
Numéro
3
Pages
161-168
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Bridging large defects in mixed nerves is still an unsolved problem in reconstructive microsurgery. Two main aspects may be distinguished: one is to obtain an appropriate substitute for the lost neural tissue, the second to direct fibers toward their previous end-organs with the highest possible specificity. In the present study, sural nerve block grafts were combined with enclosed gaps at one or both ends of the grafts. Functional outcome at the muscle level as well as the number of motor axons and their cross-sectional distribution were assessed after 3 months. The presence of a proximally placed tube was found to decrease significantly the maximal tetanic force of the tibialis anterior muscle, whereas a distally placed one tended to improve it. Morphological data from acetylcholinesterase histochemistry correlated poorly with functional results but they gave some clues about possible roles played by the chambers, according to their position relatively to the grafts. No definitive evidence for an improved regeneration by use of silicone tubes in addition to the conventional grafts could be demonstrated.
Mots-clé
Peripheral Nerve, Regeneration, Specificity, Graft, Muscle, Tube, Acetylcholinesterase, Sciatic-Nerve, Peripheral-Nerves, Regeneration, Acetylcholinesterase, Laminin, Repair, Motor, Pathways, Fibers
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