A Rabbit Cisterna Magna Double-Injection Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Model

Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica Supplement book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 120)


In recent years, the shift of research interest in the pathological condition after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) from delayed cerebral vasospasm to early brain injury and the development of molecular genetic approaches in animal experiments has resulted in a diversification of animal SAH models. The properties of each animal SAH model thus need to be validated and the purpose of using each animal model should be clarified. This study presents the settings and technical procedures for a rabbit cisterna magna double-injection SAH model and discusses the advantages and limitations of using this model.


Rabbit Subarachnoid hemorrhage Cerebral vasospasm Animal model 



This research was supported by JSPS KAKENHI (Grant Numbers 24791510, 25670624 and 26462164).

Conflictof Interest Statement 

We declare that we have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Neurosurgery, Graduate School of Medical SciencesKyushu UniversityHigashi-kuJapan

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