Bursting pressure of experimental aneurysms

M. R. Quigley, K. Heiferman, H. C. Kwaan, D. Vidovich, P. Nora, L. J. Cerullo

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The laser-sealed arteriotomy (LSA) technique was used to create experimental aneurysms in the rat carotid artery. Animals were reexplored 2, 4, and 8 weeks following LSA, at which time the aneurysms were measured and subjected to a bursting strength pressure. In addition, a group of hypertensive rats with LSA was also tested 2 weeks after surgery. The LSA procedure produced aneurysms of a stable size and bursting pressure over the time studied. The bursting pressure technique may be applicable for assessing aneurysm therapy in an experimental setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)288-290
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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