Endoneurial fluid pressure in the facial nerve of Guinea pigs and rabbits

A. Bohmer, J. Herzog, N. Dillier

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Abstract

Endoneurial fluid pressure (EFP) was measured in the facial nerve in rabbits and guinea pigs using a servo-controlled micropipette system. EFP in the tympanic segment was 5.3 ± 1.2 cm H2O in rabbits and 4.1 ± 0.9 and 4.2 ± 0.9 cm H2O in the tympanic and mastoid segment respectively in guinea pigs, while EFP in the sciatic nerve was around 2 cm H2O. The higher pressure in the facial nerve may be related to the proximo-distal flow of the endoneurial fluid in peripheral nerves.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)164-168
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Otology
Volume11
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990
Externally publishedYes

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