The Blood-Brain Barrier and Brain Morphology Following Insertion of a Dialysis Probe

  • Barbro B. Johansson
  • Irena Westergren
  • Claes Nordborg
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 46)


Insertion of a dialysis probe in the cerebral cortex damages the BBB in the surrounding cortex. Extravasation of plasma constituents from the probe site leads to gliosis in the ipsilateral white matter, thalamus and the lateral geniculate body far from the site of the probe.


Lateral Geniculate Body Probe Insertion Purkinje Cell Loss Plasma Constituent Ipsilateral Cortex 
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L’insertion d’une sonde de dialyse dans le cortex cérébral provoque une lésion de la BHE dans le tissu cortical environnant. L’extravasation de constituants plasmatiques à partir du site d’implantation entraîne une gliose dans la substance blanche ipsilatérale, le thalamus et le corps géniculé latétal, à distance du site d’implantation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Barbro B. Johansson
    • 1
  • Irena Westergren
    • 1
  • Claes Nordborg
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyLund University HospitalLundSweden
  2. 2.Laboratory of Neuropathology Department of PathologySahlgren University HospitalGöteborgSweden

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