REACTION OF RABBIT LATERAL PERIVENTRICULAR TISSUE TO NONINFECTED AND INFECTED (STAPHYLOCOCCUS-EPIDERMIDIS) SHUNT TUBING IMPLANTS - A LIGHT AND TRANSMISSION ELECTRON-MICROSCOPE STUDY


GEDIKOGLU Y., COLAK A., BENLI K., ERBENGI T.

ACTA NEUROCHIRURGICA, cilt.122, ss.266-270, 1993 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 122
  • Basım Tarihi: 1993
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/bf01405540
  • Dergi Adı: ACTA NEUROCHIRURGICA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.266-270

Özet

The reactions of periventricular tissue of the lateral ventricle to non-infected and infected (Staphylococcus Epidermidis) silicone shunt tubing were examined by light and transmission electron microscopy. It was shown that reactive changes occurred in periventricular tissue in response to the implant of sterile shunt tubing. On the other hand in infected implanted silicone shunt tubing, proliferation of inflammatory cells within the ventricle and periventricular tissue, loss of integrity of the ependyma, glial cell proliferation, and excessive extracellular oedema were demonstrated. Proliferation of ependymal cells combined with inflammatory responses may be a factor in the pathogenesis of infected shunt obstruction.