Sciatic nerve injury following analgesic drug injection in rats: A histopathological examination


BOSTAN H., CABALAR M., Altinay S., KALKAN Y., TUMKAYA L. , Kanat A. , ...More

NORTHERN CLINICS OF ISTANBUL, vol.5, no.3, pp.176-185, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/ncl.2017.28190
  • Title of Journal : NORTHERN CLINICS OF ISTANBUL
  • Page Numbers: pp.176-185

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Sciatic nerve neuropathy can be observed following intramuscular gluteal injections. The histopathological examination of sciatic nerve damage following intramuscular injection in the gluteal region for acute pain treatment is not feasible in humans due to the inability to dissect and examine the nerve tissue. To overcome this issue, we used a rat model for demonstrating damage to the sciatic nerve tissue after the application of commonly used drug injections.