Technique for vestibular neurotomy in the rat

M. Potegal, L. Abraham, S. Gilman, P. Copack

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Abstract

A technique for vestibular neurotomy in the rat has been developed. Removal of the tympanic membrane and ossicles through the external auditory meatus permits access to the auditory bulla. After the pterygopalatine artery has been cauterized, and the electrode may be introduced through the oval widow. The vestibular branch of the VIII nerve can then be cauterized with the electrode without direct visualization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-221
Number of pages5
JournalPhysiology and Behavior
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1975

Keywords

  • Rat
  • Surgical technique
  • Vestibular neurotomy

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