Ultrastructural scoring of graded acute spinal cord injury in the rat

Kaptanoglu E., Palaoglu S., Surucu H., Hayran M., Beskonakli E.

JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY, vol.97, no.1, pp.49-56, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 97 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.3171/spi.2002.97.1.0049
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.49-56
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Object. There is a need for an accurate quantitative histological technique that also provides information on neurons, axons, vascular endothelium, and subcellular organelles after spinal cord injury (SCI). In this paper the authors describe an objective, quantifiable technique for determining the severity of SCI. The usefulness of ultrastructural scoring of acute SCI was assessed in a rat model of contusion injury.