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Stereotaxic Neurosurgery in Laboratory Rodent

Handbook on Best Practices


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Barbara Ferry, Damien Gervasoni, Catherine Vogt
    Pages 1-18
  3. Barbara Ferry, Damien Gervasoni, Catherine Vogt
    Pages 19-35
  4. Barbara Ferry, Damien Gervasoni, Catherine Vogt
    Pages 37-68
  5. Barbara Ferry, Damien Gervasoni, Catherine Vogt
    Pages 69-86
  6. Barbara Ferry, Damien Gervasoni, Catherine Vogt
    Pages 87-132
  7. Barbara Ferry, Damien Gervasoni, Catherine Vogt
    Pages 133-152
  8. Barbara Ferry, Damien Gervasoni, Catherine Vogt
    Pages 153-165
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 167-181

About this book


Stereotaxic neurosurgery in rodents is used by a variety of people working at research laboratories (research staff, technicians, students at animal facilities...). The present handbook presents all the steps necessary to complete a stereotaxic neurosurgery protocol in accordance with current animal welfare guidelines. This book will guide surgeons step by step, from anesthesia to the post-surgery recovery procedures, including asepsis of the surgical tools and surgical zone, analgesia, correctly identifying the reference points on the skull and brain targets, etc. In keeping with the current international trends, the authors above all focus on the following points: the consideration of pain and how to best treat it depending on the type of surgery; and ensuring asepsis. This book will serve as an important reference work and valuable guidebook for the scientific community.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1LyonFrance
  2. 2.Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1LyonFrance
  3. 3.Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1LyonFrance

About the authors

Dr Barbara Ferry works in the Center of Research in Neurosciences Lyon, at the university of Lyon in France. She is the author of numerous research articles and book chapters and is strongly involved in teaching activities in the field of stereotaxic neurosurgery as well as in neurosciences.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Stereotaxic Neurosurgery in Laboratory Rodent
  • Book Subtitle Handbook on Best Practices
  • Authors Barbara Ferry
    Damien Gervasoni
    Catherine Vogt
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag France 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Paris
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-2-8178-0471-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-2-8178-0555-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-2-8178-0472-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 181
  • Number of Illustrations 15 b/w illustrations, 136 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Original French edition published by Editions Lavoisier, Cachan, 2012
  • Topics Neurosciences
    Animal Models
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals


From the book reviews:

“This is a comprehensive ‘how to’ manual on stereotaxic neurosurgery in mice and rats. … This is both a useful and essential reference guide for first timers and advanced investigators. The noradrenergic, cholinergic, neuropeptide, and serotonergic ascending and descending pathways are mapped and diagramed very clearly. Neurosurgery, Neurology, Psychiatry, med students, grad students will all find the book well written, easy to follow, and user friendly. … I recommend this book highly to all audiences.” (Joseph J. Grenier,, June, 2014)