Injection technique and scanning electron microscopic study of the arterial pattern of the 20 gestation days (G20) rat fetus

M. Navarro, A. Carretero, L. Canut, F. J. Perez-Aparicio, C. Cristofol, M. Manesse, J. Sautet, M. Arboix, J. Ruberte

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

A technique to obtain microvascular corrosion casts of the G20 rat fetus and the normal pattern of the main arteries of the G20 rat fetus are described. The casts were studied by means of scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The arterial pattern is similar to that described in the adult; however, several variations have been found. It is concluded that the use of vascular corrosion casts studied by SEM may be particularly helpful to observe the extremely small arteries of rat fetuses. Moreover, we suggest that this technique may be useful in practical teratological studies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-105
JournalLaboratory Animals
Volume32
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998

Keywords

  • Arteries
  • Corrosion casting
  • Rat fetus
  • Scanning electron microscopy
  • Teratology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Injection technique and scanning electron microscopic study of the arterial pattern of the 20 gestation days (G20) rat fetus'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this