Subarachnoid heamorrhage-induced chronic cerebral vasospasm in the rabbit: IV-DSA versus IA-DSA

Sancak T., Silav G., Egemen N., Aldur M. M.

ACTA NEUROCHIRURGICA, vol.144, no.9, pp.929-931, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 144 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00701-002-0989-3
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.929-931
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Background. Chronic cerebral vasospasm is delayed-onset cerebral arterial narrowing in response to blood clots left in the subarachnoid space after aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH). Rabbit models of vasospasm have been developed as in vivo experimental pathogenesis and the treatments of cerebral vasospasm using human vessels are not possible. The present study assessed the diagnostic accuracy of the intravenous digital subtraction angiography (IV-DSA) in chronic cerebral arterial spasm following induced SAH in the rabbit.