A model of selective experimental ischaemia in the primate thalamus.
A model for studying changes in local CBF and evoked potentials in selective thalamic ischaemia has been developed. The arterial supply to the posterior thalamus (mainly from the posterior choroidal arteries) was occluded in the baboon using a transorbital approach to the region of prepontine and ambient cisterns. Local CBF was measured by the hydrogen clearance method using electrodes introduced into the nucleus ventralis posterior lateralis of thalamus as well as cortex on both sides. The production of focal ischaemia was demonstrated by a significant decrease in thalamic CBF and confirmed by examination of the brain perfused with carbon particles.
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