A novel brain trauma model in the mouse: effects of dexamethasone treatment

Pflugers Archiv : European journal of physiology

We describe a novel methodological approach for inducing cold lesion in the mouse as a model of human cortical contusion trauma. To validate its reproducibility and reliability, dexamethasone (Dxm) was repeatedly applied to demonstrate possible antioedematous drug effects. Following the induction of anaesthesia with halothane, the dura was exposed via trephination. Using a micromanipulator a pre-cooled (-78 degrees C) copper cylinder, 3 mm in diameter, was pressed down to a depth of 1 mm onto…

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