Stereotaxic injection into the rat spinal cord

Charla C. Engels, Piotr Walczak

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Spinal cord is a frequent target for injection of various therapeutic agents including stem cells, growth factors, small molecules, or genetic constructs. Due to its fragility and specific anatomical localization injection has to be performed with great deal of care to minimize injury and assure precision of targeting. This chapter describes two approaches for gaining access to the spinal cord facilitating safe and efficient intraspinal injection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-140
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2016


  • Neurosurgery
  • Rat
  • Spinal cord
  • Stereotaxy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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