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 NI FEATURE: THE QUEST - COMMENTARY
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 67  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 100--105

Use of animal models in peripheral nerve surgery and research


1 Department of Neurosurgery, Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences and BJ Wadia Children's Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Neurosurgery, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Dhananjaya I Bhat
Department of Neurosurgery, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Hosur Road, Bengaluru - 560 029, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.250706

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Animal models are widely used in research of peripheral nerve injury and regeneration, since there are only minor differences in the anatomy of peripheral nerves and the physiology of nerve regeneration between the humans and animals. Animal models, especially rodents, are widely used for this purpose. This narrative review provides a brief overview of the role of animal models in peripheral nerve surgery and research.






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