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Rev. bras. med. esporte ; 27(2): 134-137, Apr.-June 2021. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1280057

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ABSTRACT Introduction: The use of substances to enhance sports performance among professional and amateur athletes is increasing. Such substances may either be included in the group of dietary supplements or fall into pharmacological classes. Every substance used for this purpose is called an ergogenic agent. The number of ergogenic options available increases every day, favoring overuse and use without proper guidance. Among the dietary supplements, we highlight the use of creatine, a substance widespread in sports. Among the pharmacological groups, many drugs are used. Recently the use of sildenafil citrate by professional athletes from various predominantly aerobic sports modalities was reported in the media. Objective: To compare and demonstrate the responses caused by physical training associated with the use of creatine and sildenafil citrate in mice. Methods: A swim training protocol was applied and then an electrophysiograph was used in order to obtain parameters related to contraction intensity, the area under the curve and the percentage drop. Results: The responses obtained demonstrated the ergogenic action of creatine because it altered the parameters used for measurement. The use of sildenafil citrate did not yield satisfactory results to frame the drug as an ergogenic agent. Conclusion: Creatine has an ergogenic effect, reducing the percentage drop after 10 seconds, while sildenafil demonstrated no ergogenic potential and, interestingly, resulted in weaker responses when compared to the exercise groups. Evidence level II; Comparative prospective study .


RESUMEN Introducción: El uso de sustancias con el objetivo de aumentar el rendimiento deportivo entre atletas profesionales y amateurs es creciente. Tales sustancias pueden formar parte del grupo de suplementos alimentarios o integrar clases farmacológicas. Toda sustancia empleada para ese fin es denominada agente ergogénico. El número de opciones entre los agentes ergogénicos aumenta cada día, favoreciendo así su uso excesivo y sin la debida orientación. Entre los suplementos alimentarios, se destaca el uso de creatina, sustancia muy difundida en el medio deportivo. Ya entre los grupos farmacológicos, muchas sustancias son usadas. Recientemente, fue divulgado entre los medios de comunicación el uso de citrato de sildenafil por atletas profesionales, de varias modalidades deportivas, predominantemente las aeróbicas. Objetivos: Comparar y demostrar las respuestas ocasionadas por el entrenamiento físico, asociadas al uso de creatina y citrato de sildenafil en ratones. Métodos: Se aplicó un protocolo de entrenamiento de natación y, a continuación, se usó un electrofisiógrafo con el objetivo de obtener parámetros referentes a la intensidad de contracción, al área bajo la curva y a la caída porcentual. Resultados: Las respuestas obtenidas demuestran acción ergogénica de la creatina, visto que alteraron los parámetros empleados para la medición. Ya el uso de citrato de sildenafil no presentó resultados satisfactorios para encuadrar al fármaco como agente ergogénico. Conclusión: La creatina presenta efecto ergogénico porque reduce la caída porcentual después de 10 segundos, mientras que el sildenafil no presentó potencial ergogénico y, curiosamente, demostró respuestas inferiores cuando comparado a los grupos de ejercicio. Nivel de evidencia II; Estudio prospectivo comparativo .


RESUMO Introdução: O uso de substâncias com o objetivo de aumentar o rendimento esportivo entre atletas profissionais e amadores é crescente. Tais substâncias podem fazer parte do grupo de suplementos alimentares ou integrar classes farmacológicas. Toda substância empregada para esse fim é denominada de agente ergogênico. O número de opções entre os agentes ergogênicos aumenta a cada dia, favorecendo assim o uso em demasia e sem a devida orientação. Entre os suplementos alimentares, salientamos a utilização de creatina, substância muito difundida no meio esportivo. Já entre os grupos farmacológicos, muitas substâncias são utilizadas. Recentemente, foi divulgado entre os meios de comunicação o uso de citrato de sildenafila por atletas profissionais de várias modalidades esportivas, predominantemente as aeróbicas. Objetivos: Comparar e demonstrar as repostas ocasionadas pelo treinamento físico, associadas ao uso de creatina e citrato de sildenafila em camundongos. Métodos: Aplicou-se um protocolo de treinamento de natação e, a seguir, empregou-se um eletrofisiógrafo com objetivo de obter parâmetros referentes à intensidade de contração, à área sob a curva e à queda percentual. Resultados: As respostas obtidas demonstram ação ergogênica da creatina, visto que alteraram os parâmetros empregados para a mensuração. Já a utilização de citrato de sildenafila não apresentou resultados satisfatórios para enquadrar o fármaco como agente ergogênico. Conclusão: A creatina apresenta efeito ergogênico porque reduz a queda percentual após 10 segundos, já a sildenafila não apresentou potencial ergogênico e, curiosamente, demonstrou respostas inferiores quando comparado aos grupos de exercício. Nível de evidência II; Estudo prospectivo comparativo .


Subject(s)
Animals , Male , Mice , Swimming , Vasodilator Agents/pharmacology , Muscle Fatigue/drug effects , Creatine/pharmacology , Sildenafil Citrate/pharmacology , Physical Functional Performance , Sciatic Nerve/surgery , Tendons/surgery , Models, Animal , Electrophysiology/instrumentation
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Medisan ; 25(2)mar.-abr. 2021. ilus
Article in Spanish | LILACS, CUMED | ID: biblio-1250349

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Se presenta el caso de una paciente de 36 años de edad con antecedente patológico de enfermedad de Von Reklinghausen, quien fue asistida en el Servicio de Cirugía General del Centro Hospitalario de Kossodô en Burkina Faso por presentar un tumor gigante en la región posterior del muslo derecho. Los exámenes complementarios confirmaron el presunto diagnóstico de neurofibroma plexiforme gigante del nervio ciático. Durante el procedimiento quirúrgico se extirpó un tumor infrecuente cuyo peso excedió los 22,5 kg. Con el tratamiento rehabilitador posoperatorio del miembro operado la paciente evolucionó satisfactoriamente y se le dio el alta hospitalaria 7 días después.


The case report of a 36 years patient with pathological history of Von Reklinghausen disease is presented. She was assisted in the General Surgery Service of the Hospital Center from Kossodô in Burkina Faso presenting a giant tumor in the back region of the right thigh. The complementary exams confirmed the presumed diagnosis of giant plexiform neurofibroma of the sciatic nerve. During the surgical procedure an uncommon tumor was removed which weight exceeded the 22.5 kg. With the postoperative rehabilitative treatment of the operated member the patient had a favorable clinical course and she was discharged from the hospital 7 days later.


Subject(s)
Neurofibroma, Plexiform/surgery , Neurofibroma, Plexiform/diagnosis , Neurofibroma, Plexiform/rehabilitation , Sciatic Nerve , Neurofibromatoses
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Rev. cuba. pediatr ; 93(1): e1122, ene.-mar. 2021. fig
Article in Spanish | LILACS, CUMED | ID: biblio-1251755

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Introducción: La incontinencia pigmentaria es un trastorno neuroectodérmico sistémico que en el recién nacido se diagnostica por la presencia de lesiones cutáneas de tipo eritemato-vesiculosas o vesículo-pustulosas, con distribución según las líneas de Blaschko, asociadas a eosinofilia en muestra de sangre. Objetivo: Mostrar que es factible diagnosticar la incontinencia pigmentaria en el período neonatal, aún en casos esporádicos, mediante un adecuado ejercicio del método clínico. Presentación de los casos: Se trata de dos recién nacidas femeninas, nacidas a término, con peso adecuado para la edad gestacional y sin antecedentes pre- y perinatales de interés; la primera de las cuales se presenta al tercer día de nacida con lesiones en piel, de aspecto vesículo-pustuloso, que seguían el recorrido del nervio ciático poplíteo externo. El segundo caso se presenta al 11no día de nacida con lesiones de tipo vesículo-ampulosas, en región externa de los cuatro miembros, con mejoría a los 26 días de vida. En ambos casos se plantea el diagnóstico de incontinencia pigmentaria esporádica. Conclusiones: El diagnóstico de la incontinencia pigmentaria en el período neonatal constituye un reto, el cual es posible asumir si se lleva a cabo un adecuado uso del método clínico, con un minucioso diagnóstico diferencial. Para el diagnóstico, resulta útil establecer consenso a partir de un enfoque multidisciplinario(AU)


Introduction: Pigment incontinence is a systemic neuroectodermal disorder that in the newborn is diagnosed by the presence of skin lesions of erythematous-vesiculosus or vesicle-pustulous type, with distribution according to the Blaschko lines, associated with eosinophilia in the blood sample. Objective: Show that it is feasible to diagnose pigment incontinence in the neonatal period, even in sporadic cases, through proper performance of the clinical method. Presentation of cases: These are two female newborns, born full-term, with a suitable weight for gestational age and without a pre- and perinatal history of interest; the first case occurs on the third day of life, presenting skin lesions, vesicle-pustulous in appearance, which followed the path of the external popliteal sciatic nerve. The second case occurs on the 11th day of life with vesicle-ampulose lesions in the outer region of the four limbs, with improvement at 26 days of life. Diagnosis of sporadic pigment incontinence is stated in both cases. Conclusions: Diagnosing pigment incontinence in the neonatal period is a challenge, which can be assumed if proper use of the clinical method is carried out, with a thorough differential diagnosis(AU)


Subject(s)
Humans , Female , Infant, Newborn , Peroneal Nerve , Sciatic Nerve , Incontinentia Pigmenti , Clinical Diagnosis , Gestational Age
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Braz. j. med. biol. res ; 54(9): e10842, 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1249339

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Regeneration of injured peripheral nerves is an extremely complex process. Nogo-A (neurite outgrowth inhibitor-A) inhibits axonal regeneration by interacting with Nogo receptor in the myelin sheath of the central nervous system (CNS). The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of Nogo-A and its receptor on the repair of sciatic nerve injury in rats. Sprague-Dawley rats (n=96) were randomly divided into 4 groups: control group (control), sciatic nerve transection group (model), immediate repair group (immediate repair), and delayed repair group (delayed repair). The rats were euthanized 1 week and 6 weeks after operation. The injured end tissues of the spinal cord and sciatic nerve were obtained. The protein expressions of Nogo-A and Nogo-66 receptor (NgR) were detected by immunohistochemistry. The protein expressions of Nogo-A, NgR, and Ras homolog family member A (RhoA) were detected by western blot. At 1 week after operation, the pathological changes in the immediate repaired group were less, and the protein expressions of Nogo-A, NgR, and RhoA in the spinal cord and sciatic nerve tissues were decreased (P<0.05) compared with the model group. After 6 weeks, the pathological changes in the immediate repair group and the delayed repair group were alleviated and the protein expressions decreased (P<0.05). The situation of the immediate repair group was better than that of the delayed repair group. Our data suggest that the expression of Nogo-A and its receptor increased after sciatic nerve injury, indicating that Nogo-A and its receptor play an inhibitory role in the repair process of sciatic nerve injury in rats.


Subject(s)
Animals , Rats , Receptors, Cell Surface , Myelin Proteins , Sciatic Nerve , Rats, Sprague-Dawley , GPI-Linked Proteins , Nogo Proteins , Nerve Regeneration
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Braz. j. med. biol. res ; 54(10): e11207, 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1285643

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Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are involved in neuropathic pain, a complicated condition after nerve tissue lesion. Vitamin D appears to improve symptoms of pain and exhibits antioxidant properties. We investigated the effects of oral administration of vitamin D3, the active form of vitamin D, on nociception, the sciatic functional index (SFI), and spinal cord pro-oxidant and antioxidant markers in rats with chronic constriction injury (CCI) of the sciatic nerve, a model of neuropathic pain. Vitamin D3 (500 IU/kg per day) attenuated the CCI-induced decrease in mechanical withdrawal threshold and thermal withdrawal latency (indicators of antinociception) and SFI. The vitamin prevented increased lipid hydroperoxide levels in injured sciatic nerve without change to total antioxidant capacity (TAC). Vitamin D3 prevented increased lipid hydroperoxide, superoxide anion generation (SAG), and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) levels in the spinal cord, which were found in rats without treatment at 7 and 28 days post-CCI. A significant negative correlation was found between mechanical threshold and SAG and between mechanical threshold and H2O2 at day 7. Vitamin D3 also prevented decreased spinal cord total thiols content. There was an increase in TAC in the spinal cord of vitamin-treated CCI rats, compared to CCI rats without treatment only at 28 days. No significant changes were found in body weight and blood parameters of hepatic and renal function. These findings demonstrated, for first time, that vitamin D modulated pro-oxidant and antioxidant markers in the spinal cord. Since antinociception occurred in parallel with oxidative changes in the spinal cord, the oxidative changes may have contributed to vitamin D-induced antinociception.


Subject(s)
Animals , Rats , Neuralgia/drug therapy , Antioxidants , Sciatic Nerve , Spinal Cord , Vitamin D , Vitamins , Reactive Oxygen Species , Rats, Wistar , Nociception , Hydrogen Peroxide , Hyperalgesia/drug therapy
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Autops. Case Rep ; 11: e2020239, 2021. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1153181

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The gluteal region contains important neurovascular and muscular structures with diverse clinical and surgical implications. This paper aims to describe and discuss the clinical importance of a unique variation involving not only the piriformis, gluteus medius, gluteus minimus, obturator internus, and superior gemellus muscles, but also the superior gluteal neurovascular bundle, and sciatic nerve. A routine dissection of a right hemipelvis and its gluteal region of a male cadaver fixed in 10% formalin was performed. During dissection, it was observed a rare presentation of the absence of the piriformis muscle, associated with a tendon fusion between gluteus and obturator internus, and a fusion between gluteus minimus and superior gemellus muscles, along with an unusual topography with the sciatic nerve, which passed through these group of fused muscles. This rare variation stands out with clinical manifestations that are not fully established. Knowing this anatomy is essential to avoid surgical iatrogeny.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Adult , Buttocks/pathology , Piriformis Muscle Syndrome/complications , Anatomic Variation , Sciatic Nerve , Tendons , Dissection , Muscles/abnormalities
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Acta Physiologica Sinica ; (6): 223-232, 2021.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-878251

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The present study was aimed to investigate the role of GluN2B-BDNF pathway in the cerebrospinal fluid-contacting nucleus (CSF-CN) in neuropathic pain. Intra-lateral ventricle injection of cholera toxin subunit B conjugated with horseradish peroxidase (CBHRP) was used to label the CSF-CN. Double-labeled immunofluorescent staining and Western blot were used to observe the expression of GluN2B and BDNF in the CSF-CN. Chronic constriction injury of sciatic nerve (CCI) rat model was used to duplicate the neuropathic pain. Pain behavior was scored to determine the analgesic effects of GluN2B antagonist Ro 25-6981 and BDNF neutralizing antibody on CCI rats. GluN2B and BDNF were expressed in the CSF-CN and their expression was up-regulated in CCI rats. Intra-lateral ventricle injection of GluN2B antagonist Ro 25-6981 or BDNF neutralizing antibody notably alleviated thermal hyperalgesia and mechanical allodynia in CCI rats. Moreover, the increased expression of BDNF protein in CCI rats was reversed by intra-lateral ventricle injection of Ro 25-6981. These results suggest that GluN2B and BDNF are expressed in the CSF-CN and alteration of GluN2B-BDNF pathway in the CSF-CN is involved in the modulation of the peripheral neuropathic pain.


Subject(s)
Animals , Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor , Hyperalgesia , Neuralgia , Rats , Rats, Sprague-Dawley , Sciatic Nerve
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-877567

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OBJECTIVE@#To observe the effect of moxibustion at "Huantiao" (GB 30) on the expression of growth-associated protein-43 (GAP-43) in the sciatic nerve trunk and ventral horn of spinal cord (L@*METHODS@#A total of 48 healthy male SD rats were randomly divided into a normal group, a sham operation group, a model group and a moxibustion group, 12 rats in each group. The rat model of primary sciatic pain was established by chronic constriction injury (CCI) of the sciatic nerve in the model group and the moxibustion group. On the 8th day of the experiment, moxibustion was adopted at "Huantiao" (GB 30) in the moxibustion group for 5-10 min, once a day for 14 consecutive days. Sciatic nerve function index (SFI) was measured and compared in each group at day 1, 7, 14 and 21. On the 21st day of the experiment, HE staining was used to observe the morphology of ventral horn of rat spinal cord and sciatic nerve trunk. Immunohistochemical method and real-time PCR were used to detect mRNA and protein expressions of GAP-43 in the spinal cord and sciatic nerve trunk of rats.@*RESULTS@#On day 7, 14 and 21, there was no statistical difference in SFI between the sham operation group and the normal group (@*CONCLUSION@#Moxibustion at "Huantiao" (GB 30) could improve the sciatic nerve function in rats with primary sciatica and its mechanism may be related to improving the expression of GAP-43 and enhancing the self-repair ability of the sciatic nerve after injury.


Subject(s)
Animals , Electroacupuncture , GAP-43 Protein/genetics , Male , Moxibustion , Rats , Rats, Sprague-Dawley , Sciatic Nerve , Sciatica/therapy , Spinal Cord
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Int. j. morphol ; 38(5): 1197-1200, oct. 2020. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1134424

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SUMMARY: Histological techniques are the study of animal and human tissues through staining and examining them under a microscope. To demonstrate the axonal degeneration and demyelination in histological studies, the Luxol Fast Blue staining is gold standard techniques. In this study, a new histochemical method based on modified Luxol Fast Blue for the staining of the myelin sheath in sciatic nerve tissues described. The sciatic nerves of rats were removed and then the sciatic nerve was immersed in 10 % formaldehyde for one week and embedded in paraffin block. Next, thin sections (5 µm) were cut, using a microtome and stained with conventional and modified Luxol Fast Blue. Our results showed that a new method of modified Luxol Fast Blue staining can accurately identify the myelin in the sciatic nerve fibers. The current study showed that the Luxol Fast Blue combination with Light Green has a good effect on myelin coloration, and the results of this study are comparable to LFB combination with Sirius red.


RESUMEN: Las técnicas histológicas son el estudio de tejidos animales y humanos mediante tinción y examen bajo un microscopio. Para demostrar la degeneración axonal y la desmielinización en estudios histológicos, la tinción Luxol Fast Blue es una técnica estándar de oro. En este estudio, se describe un nuevo método histoquímico basado en Luxol Fast Blue modificado para la tinción de mielina en los tejidos del nervio ciático. Se seccionaron los nervios ciáticos de ratas y luego el nervio ciático se sumergió en formaldehído al 10 % durante una semana y se fijó en bloque de parafina. Posteriormente, se cortaron secciones delgadas (5 µm) usando un microtomo y se tiñeron con Luxol Fast Blue convencional y modificado. Nuestros resultados mostraron que un nuevo método de tinción Luxol Fast Blue modificado puede identificar con precisión la mielina en las fibras del nervio ciático. El estudio actual mostró que la combinación Luxol Fast Blue con Light Green es un buen efecto sobre la coloración de mielina, y los resultados de este estudio son comparables a la combinación LFB con Sirius red.


Subject(s)
Animals , Rats , Sciatic Nerve/anatomy & histology , Staining and Labeling/methods , Myelin Sheath , Paraffin , Histological Techniques , Formaldehyde , Microscopy/methods
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Rev. bras. ortop ; 55(3): 323-328, May-June 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1138032

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Abstract Objective To evaluate the effects of swimming on nerve regeneration after sciatic nerve injury in Wistar rats. Methods A total of 30 Wistar rats was divided into 3 groups: Sham + Nat group animals that were not submitted to graft surgery and were submitted to swimming (n = 10); Graft group: animals submitted to autologous sciatic nerve graft (n = 10); and Graft + Nat group: animals submitted to autologous sciatic nerve graft surgery and to swimming (n = 10). The results were analyzed on the software (GraphPad Software, San Diego, CA, USA). Results In the first evaluation, all sciatic functional index (SFI) values were similar (p = 0.609). Thirty days after the surgical procedure, we observed differences between all the comparisons: Sham + Nat (−34.64 ± 13.89) versus Graft (−145.9 ± 26.06); Sham + Nat versus Graft + Nat (−89.40 ± 7.501); Graft (−145.9 ± 26.06) versus Graft + Nat (−89.40 ± 7.501). In the measurements (60 and 90 days), there was no statistical difference between the Graft and Graft + Nat groups, with significantly lower values in relation to the control group (p < 0.001). The number of motor neurons presented differences in the comparisons between the Sham + Nat and Graft groups (647.1 ± 16.42 versus 563.4 ± 8.07; p < 0.05), and between the Sham + Nat and Graft + Nat groups (647.1 ± 16.42 versus 558.8 ± 14.79; p < 0.05). There was no difference between the Graft and Graft + Nat groups. Conclusion Animals submitted to the swimming protocol after the sciatic nerve grafting procedure did not present differences in the SFI values and motor neuron numbers when compared to the control group. Therefore, this type of protocol is not efficient for the rehabilitation of peripheral nerve lesions that require grafting. Therefore, further studies are needed.


Resumo Objetivo Avaliar os efeitos da natação na regeneração nervosa após a lesão do nervo ciático em ratos Wistar. Métodos Um total de 30 ratos Wistar foram divididos em 3 grupos: grupo Sham + Nat: animais que não foram submetidos à cirurgia de enxerto e foram submetidos à natação (n = 10); grupo Enxerto: animais que foram submetidos à cirurgia de enxerto autólogo de nervo ciático (n = 10); e grupo Enx + Nat: animais submetidos à cirurgia de enxerto autólogo de nervo ciático e à natação (n = 10). Os resultados foram analisados pelo software GraphPad Prism 5.0 (GraphPad Software, San Diego, CA, EUA). Resultados Na primeira avaliação, todos os valores do índice funcional do ciático (IFC) foram semelhantes (p = 0.609). Após 30 dias do procedimento cirúrgico, foram observadas diferenças entre todas as comparações: Sham + Nat (−34,64 ± 13,89) versus Enxerto (−145,9 ± 26,06), grupos Sham + Nat versus Enx + Nat (−89,40 ± 7,501), grupos Enxerto (−145,9 ± 26,06) versus Enx + Nat (−89,40 ± 7,501). Nas medidas (60 e 90 dias), não houve diferença estatística entre os grupos Enxerto e Enx + Nat, com valores significativamente menores em relação ao grupo controle (p < 0,001). O número de motoneurônios apresentou diferenças nas comparações entre os grupos Sham + Nat e Enxerto (647,1 ± 16,42 versus 563,4 ± 8,07; p < 0,05) e Sham + Nat e Enx + Nat (647,1 ± 16,42 versus 558,8 ± 14,79; p < 0,05), não havendo diferença entre os grupos Enxerto e Enx + Nat. Conclusão Os animais submetidos ao protocolo de natação após o procedimento de enxerto do nervo ciático não apresentaram diferenças nos valores de IFC e nos números de motoneurônios quando comparados com grupo controle. Portanto, este tipo de protocolo não é eficiente para reabilitação de lesões nervosas periféricas que necessitam de enxerto, sendo necessários novos estudos.


Subject(s)
Animals , Rats , Rehabilitation , Sciatic Nerve , Surgical Procedures, Operative , Swimming , Rats, Wistar , Peripheral Nerve Injuries , Nerve Regeneration
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Int. j. morphol ; 38(1): 199-202, Feb. 2020. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1056421

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El músculo piriforme es un músculo pelvitrocantérico que recibe su nombre debido a su forma de pera, cuyo origen es de varios fascículos que se encuentran entre los forámenes anteriores del sacro, correspondiente a las segunda, tercera y cuarta vértebra. Estos fascículos se funden constituyendo un músculo aplanado, que se inserta en el trocánter mayor del fémur. Presenta una relación bien conocida con el nervio isquiático, el cual comúnmente emerge hacia la región glútea por el margen inferior de este músculo, sin embargo a través del tiempo, autores han descrito variaciones del paso de este nervio que podrían asociarse a alguna patología de compresión del nervio isquiático. En una disección rutinaria de dos individuos formolizados, uno femenino y otro masculino de la región glútea, encontramos que el músculo piriforme se originaba a través de dos cabezas, cada una con su propia fascia que se unían en un vientre común, en forma de bíceps y a través de un tendón cilíndrico se insertaban en la parte medial del trocánter mayor del fémur. El nervio isquiático se encontraba dividido, el nervio fibular común emergía a la región glútea a través de las cabezas, en tanto el nervio tibial por el margen inferior del músculo piriforme. Es importante comunicar las variaciones anatómicas para complementar el conocimiento de las mismas, las que pueden explicar ciertos trastornos físicos y dolorosos como el denominado síndrome del músculo piriforme.


The piriform muscle is a pelvitrochanteric muscle that gets its name due to its pear shape, whose origin are several fascicles located between the anterior foramina of the sacrum, corresponding to the second, third and fourth vertebrae. These fascicles are fused forming a flattened muscle, which is inserted into the greater trochanter of the femur. It has a well-known relationship with the sciatic nerve, which commonly emerges towards the gluteal region through the lower margin of this muscle, however over time, authors have described variations in the course of this nerve that could be associated with some compression pathology of the sciatic nerve. In a routine dissection of two formalized individuals, one female and one male, we found that the piriformis muscle originated through two heads, each with its own fascia that joined in a bicep-shaped common belly. Through a cylindrical tendon it is inserted into the medial part of the greater trochanter of the femur. The sciatic nerve was divided, the common fibular nerve emerged to the gluteal region through the heads, while in the tibial nerve divided through the inferior margin of the piriformis muscle. It is important to report on the anatomical variations to complement knowledge of these variations, which may explain certain physical and painful disorders such as the socalled piriformis muscle syndrome.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Sciatic Nerve/anatomy & histology , Buttocks/anatomy & histology , Piriformis Muscle Syndrome/pathology , Cadaver , Anatomic Variation
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Braz. j. med. biol. res ; 53(1): e8669, Jan. 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1055478

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This study aimed to investigate the therapeutic effect of fasudil on treating experimental autoimmune neuritis (EAN). Twenty-four EAN mice were randomly assigned to fasudil treatment (Fasudil group) or saline treatment (EAN model group) for 28 days. Clinical symptom score was evaluated every other day; inflammatory cell infiltration, demyelination, anti-myelin basic protein (MBP), inflammatory cytokines, inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), and arginase-1 were detected in sciatic nerves at day 28. Th1, Th2, Th17, and Tregs proportions in splenocytes were detected at day 28. Clinical symptom score was found to be attenuated in the Fasudil group compared to the EAN model group from day 12 to day 28. Sciatic nerve inflammatory cell counts by HE staining and demyelination by luxol fast blue staining were both reduced, while MBP was increased in the Fasudil group compared to the EAN model group at day 28. Interferon γ (IFN-γ) and interleukin (IL)-17 were reduced, while IL-4 and IL-10 were elevated in the Fasudil group at day 28. Sciatic nerve M1 macrophages marker iNOS was decreased while M2 macrophages marker arginase-1 was increased in the Fasudil group at day 28. CD4+IFN-γ+ (Th1) and CD4+IL-17+ (Th17) cell proportions were both decreased, CD4+IL-4+ (Th2) cell proportion was similar, while CD25+FOXP3+ (Treg) cell proportion in splenocytes was increased in the Fasudil group. In summary, fasudil presented a good therapeutic effect for treating EAN by attenuating Th1/Th17 cells and promoting Tregs activation as well as M2 macrophages polarization.


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Animals , Female , Rabbits , Interleukins/blood , Interferon-gamma/blood , T-Lymphocytes, Helper-Inducer/drug effects , Neuritis, Autoimmune, Experimental/drug therapy , Sciatic Nerve/drug effects , Sciatic Nerve/metabolism , Time Factors , Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction , RNA, Mitochondrial , Mice, Inbred C57BL , Neuritis, Autoimmune, Experimental/blood
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Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz ; 115: e200075, 2020. graf
Article in English | LILACS, SES-SP | ID: biblio-1135240

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BACKGROUND Although Mycobacterium leprae (ML) is well characterised as the causative agent of leprosy, the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying peripheral nerve damage still need further understanding. In vitro and in vivo studies have yielded insights into molecular mechanisms of ML interaction with Schwann cells (SC), indicating the regulation of genes and proteins crucial to neural plasticity. OBJECTIVES We aimed to investigate the effect of ML on neurotrophins expression in human SC (hSC) and mice sciatic nerves to better understand their role in leprosy neuropathy, and aiming to contribute to future therapeutic approaches. METHODS We evaluated mRNA and protein expression of BDNF, NGF, NT-3, NT-4 in hSC from amputation nerve fragments, as well as in athymic nude mice, infected by ML for eight months. FINDINGS and MAIN CONCLUSIONS Our in vitro results showed a trend to decline in NGF and BDNF mRNA in ML-treated hSC, compared to controls. The immunodetection of BDNF and NT-4 was significantly downregulated in ML-treated hSC. Conversely, ML-infected mice demonstrated upregulation of NT-3, compared to non-infected animals. Our findings indicate that ML may be involved in neurotrophins regulation, suggesting that a pathogen-related imbalance of these growth factors may have a role in the neural impairment of leprosy.


Subject(s)
Humans , Animals , Mice , Schwann Cells/metabolism , Sciatic Nerve/metabolism , Mycobacterium leprae , Nerve Growth Factors/metabolism , Mice, Nude
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Braz. j. med. biol. res ; 53(5): e9255, 2020. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1098115

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The neurochemical mechanisms underlying neuropathic pain (NP) are related to peripheral and central sensitization caused by the release of inflammatory mediators in the peripheral damaged tissue and ectopic discharges from the injured nerve, leading to a hyperexcitable state of spinal dorsal horn neurons. The aim of this work was to clarify the role played by cyclooxygenase (COX) in the lesioned peripheral nerve in the development and maintenance of NP by evaluating at which moment the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug indomethacin, a non-selective COX inhibitor, attenuated mechanical allodynia after placing one loose ligature around the nervus ischiadicus, an adaptation of Bennett and Xie's model in rodents. NP was induced in male Wistar rats by subjecting them to chronic constriction injury (CCI) of the nervus ischiadicus, placing one loose ligature around the peripheral nerve, and a sham surgery (without CCI) was used as control. Indomethacin (2 mg/kg) or vehicle was intraperitoneally and acutely administered in each group of rats and at different time windows (1, 2, 4, 7, 14, 21, and 28 days) after the CCI or sham surgical procedures, followed by von Frey's test for 30 min. The data showed that indomethacin decreased the mechanical allodynia threshold of rats on the first, second, and fourth days after CCI (P<0.05). These findings suggested that inflammatory mechanisms are involved in the induction of NP and that COX-1 and COX-2 are involved in the induction but not in the maintenance of NP.


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Animals , Male , Rats , Sciatic Nerve/injuries , Pain Measurement , Indomethacin/administration & dosage , Neuralgia/drug therapy , Rats, Wistar , Rats, Sprague-Dawley , Pain Threshold , Constriction , Disease Models, Animal , Neuralgia/etiology
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-826383

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To explore the value of conventional ultrasound combined with shear-wave elastography in the quantitative evaluation of sciatic nerve crush injury in rabbit models. Forty healthy male New Zealand white rabbits were randomly divided into four groups (=10 in each group):three crush injury (CI) groups (2,4,and 8 weeks after crush) and control group (without injury). The thickness and stiffness of the crushed sciatic nerves and denervated triceps surae muscles were measured at different time points and compared with histopathologic parameters. Inter-reader variability was assessed with intraclass correlation coefficients. Compared with the control group,the inner diameters of the sciatic nerves significantly increased in the 2-week CI group [(1.65±0.34) mm (0.97±0.15) mm,=0.00] but recovered to the nearly normal level in the 8-week CI group [(1.12±0.18) mm (0.97±0.15) mm,=0.06];however,compared with control group [(8.75±1.02)kPa],the elastic modulus of the nerves increased significantly in all the CI groups [2-week:(14.77±2.53) kPa;4-week:(19.12±3.46) kPa;and 8-week:(28.39±5.26) kPa;all =0.00];pathologically,massive hyperplasia of collagen fibers were found in the nerve tissues. The thickness of denervated triceps surae muscle decreased gradually,and the elastic modulus decreased 2 weeks after injury but increased gradually in the following 6 weeks;pathologically,massive hyperplasia of collagen fibers and adipocytes infiltration were visible,along with decreased muscle wet-weight ratio and muscle fiber cross-sectional area. The inter-reader agreements were good. Conventional ultrasound combined with shear-wave elastography is feasible for the quantitative evaluation of the morphological and mechanical properties of crushed nerves and denervated muscles.


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Animals , Crush Injuries , Diagnostic Imaging , Elastic Modulus , Elasticity Imaging Techniques , Male , Muscle, Skeletal , Pathology , Rabbits , Random Allocation , Sciatic Nerve , Wounds and Injuries , Ultrasonography
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-828900

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OBJECTIVE@#To compare the effects of different materials for partial sciatic nerve ligation on glial cell activation in the spinal cord in a rat model of chronic constriction injury (CCI).@*METHODS@#SD rats were randomly divided into the sham group (=15), silk suture CCI group (=15) and chromic catgut CCI group (=14). The mechanical withdrawal threshold (MWT) and thermal withdrawal latency (TWL) of the rats were detected at 3, 7, 11 and 15 days after the operation. The changes in the sciatic nerve, the activation of spinal cord glial cells and the expression of inflammatory factors were observed using Western blotting and RT-PCR.@*RESULTS@#At 3 to 15 days after the surgery, MWT and TWL of the rats were significantly lower in silk suture group and chromic catgut group than in the control group ( < 0.05), and was significantly lower in chromic catgut group than in the silk suture group ( < 0.05) at 3 days after the surgery. The results of sciatic nerve myelin staining showed that the sciatic nerve was damaged and demyelinated in both the ligation groups. The expressions of CD11b, GFAP, IL-1β and TNF-α in the two ligation groups were similar and all significantly higher than those in the control group ( < 0.05). IL-6 mRNA level was significantly higher in chromic catgut group than in the silk suture group ( < 0.05).@*CONCLUSIONS@#The CCI models established by partial sciatic nerve ligation with silk suture and chromic catgut all show glial activation, and the inflammatory response is stronger in chromic catgut group.


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Animals , Constriction , Neuroglia , Rats , Rats, Sprague-Dawley , Sciatic Nerve , Spinal Cord
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-828291

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OBJECTIVE@#To evaluate the effect of femoral and sciatic nerve block in total knee replacement of elderly patients under general anesthesia.@*METHODS@#From July 2017 to July 2019, 60 patients with unilateral total knee replacement were selected, including 35 males and 25 females; aged 66 to 74(70.2±10.3) years;BMI 18 to 25 (21.3 ± 3.5) kg /m;course 2 to 3 (1.2±0.3) days. The patients were divided into general anesthesia group (G group) 30 cases and general anesthesia plus nerve block group(GNB group) 30 cases. In GNB group, the femoral nerve sciatic nerve block was guided by ultrasound before anesthesia induction, 20 to 25 ml was injected into the femoral nerve puncture point with 0.5% ropivacaine, 15 to 20 ml was injected into the sciaticnerve puncture point, and the total volume was no more than 40 ml. Postoperative intravenous analgesia (PCIA) was performed in two groups. The dosage of propofol and remifentanil was recorded. Forty-eight hours after operation, the incidence of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) and postoperative farsightedness were recorded. When VAS>3, tramadol 2 mg / kg was injected intravenously, and the additional times of tramadol were recorded. Forty-eight hours after operation, patients' satisfaction score was used to record the length of stay.@*RESULTS@#Compared with group G, the dosage of propofol and remifentanil decreased, the incidence of PONV and the number of additional tramadol decreased, and the patients' satisfaction increased (0.05). The ROM and HSS scores of two groups after treatment were higher than those before treatment (0.05). The ROM and HSS scores of the GNB group after treatment were higher than those of the G group (<0.05), and the VAS scores were lower than those of the G group (<0.05).@*CONCLUSION@#The application of femoral sciatic nerve block in total knee replacement under general anesthesia in elderly patients has good postoperative analgesic effect, and can reduce the dosage of general anesthesia, reduce PONV, and increase patient satisfaction.


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Aged , Anesthesia, General , Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee , Female , Femoral Nerve , Humans , Male , Nerve Block , Pain, Postoperative , Sciatic Nerve
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Int. j. morphol ; 37(4): 1527-1533, Dec. 2019. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1040165

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En órganos dañados, el ácido láctico (AL) modifica la respuesta inmune innata e inflamatoria, induciendo una menor expresión de citoquinas pro-inflamatorias, que provocan, la modulación del reclutamiento de células inmunes. El daño por compresión del nervio isquiático (NI) desencadena una respuesta inflamatoria y un aumento exponencial del infiltrado inflamatorio de células inmunes, produciendo la destrucción de axones y pérdida funcional del nervio. El objetivo de este estudio es evaluar el efecto agudo de la inyección de AL, sobre la proporción de células inmunes en la fase inflamatoria temprana, en el sitio de lesión del NI post compresión. Para ello, se utilizaron 15 ratas machos Sprague Dawley adultas, en tres grupos de compresión nerviosa. Un grupo control, un grupo control negativo con placebo (100 µL PBS) y un grupo experimental con inyección de 100 µL de AL [20mM]. Al tercer día los NI se analizaron histológicamente y se estableció la proporción de células inmunes en el sitio de lesión. Los resultados muestran que la inyección intraneural de AL provoca una disminución en el porcentaje de linfocitos y un aumento en el porcentaje de macrófagos. Este es el primer trabajo de inyección intraneural de AL y demuestra el efecto modulador del AL sobre las células inmunes en el sistema nervioso periférico.


In damaged organs, lactic acid (LA) modifies the innate and inflammatory immune response, inducing a lower expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines, which provoke the modulation of immune cell recruitment. Damage by compression of the sciatic nerve (SN) triggers an inflammatory response and an exponential increase in the inflammatory infiltrate of immune cells, producing the destruction of axons and functional loss of the nerve. The objective of this study is to evaluate the acute effect of the injection of LA, on the proportion of immune cells in the early inflammatory phase, in the site of SN post-compression injury. For this, 15 adult Sprague Dawley rats were used in three groups of nervous compression. A control group, a negative control group with placebo (100 mL PBS) and an experimental group with injection of 100 mL of LA [20mM]. On the third day, the SNs were histologically analyzed and the proportion of immune cells at the injury site was established. The results show that the intraneural injection of LA causes a decrease in the percentage of lymphocytes and an increase in the percentage of macrophages. This is the first work of intraneural injection of LA and demonstrates the modulating effect of LA on immune cells in the peripheral nervous system.


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Animals , Male , Rats , Sciatic Nerve/drug effects , Sciatic Nerve/immunology , Lactic Acid/pharmacology , Nerve Compression Syndromes/pathology , Sciatic Nerve/pathology , Lymphocytes/drug effects , Cytokines/immunology , Cytokines/metabolism , Rats, Sprague-Dawley , Lactic Acid/administration & dosage , Inflammation/immunology , Macrophages/drug effects
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Int. j. morphol ; 37(3): 1101-1106, Sept. 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1012403

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We have surveyed the motor changes in rats subjected to sciatic nerve axotomy. The rats were divided into two groups, each one consisting of ten animals, which underwent the following intervention: The first group (control): healthy rats without any injuries and experimental group: rats with injured sciatic nerve without treatment. at 12 weeks, the L4 and L5 spinal cord segments were removed. We evaluated nerve function using muscle electromyography (EMG) activity and sciatic function index (SFI) simultaneously with histological spinal cord analyses by stereological methods at 12 week. After nerve injury presented gross locomotor deficits at week 12. We also found that the volume of the anterior horn of spinal cord and total number of motor neurons were decreased after nerve axotomy (p<0.05). In conjunction, these results indicate that peripheral nerve injuries have more severe consequences on hind limb motor output.


En este estudio se examinaron los cambios motores en ratas sometidas a axotomía del nervio ciático. Las ratas se dividieron en dos grupos diez animales. El primer grupo (control) eran ratas sanas sin lesiones, y el grupo experimental consistió en ratas con nervio ciático lesionado sin tratamiento. A las 12 semanas, los segmentos de la médula espinal L4 y L5 fueron removidos. Se evaluó la función nerviosa mediante electromiografía muscular (EMG) y el índice de función ciática (IFC), simultáneamente con análisis histológicos de la médula espinal mediante métodos estereológicos. A las 12 semanas de la lesión nerviosa presentó déficit locomotor grueso. Además, se observó que el volumen del asta anterior y el número total de neuronas motoras disminuyeron después de la axotomía nerviosa (P <0,05). En conjunto, estos resultados indican que las lesiones de los nervios periféricos determinan graves consecuencias de la función motora de los miembros posteriores.


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Animals , Male , Rats , Spinal Cord/physiopathology , Spinal Cord/pathology , Sciatic Nerve/physiology , Sciatic Nerve/injuries , Rats, Wistar , Axotomy , Electromyography , Anterior Horn Cells
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Arq. neuropsiquiatr ; 77(9): 646-653, Sept. 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1038742

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ABSTRACT The sciatic nerve forms from the roots of the lumbosacral plexus and emerges from the pelvis passing inferiorly to the piriformis muscle, towards the lower limb where it divides into common tibial and fibular nerves. Anatomical variations related to the area where the nerve divides, as well as its path, seem to be factors related to piriformis syndrome. Objective: To analyze the anatomical variations of the sciatic nerve and its clinical implications. Methods: This was a systematic review of articles indexed in the PubMed, LILACS, SciELO, SpringerLink, ScienceDirect and Latindex databases from August to September 2018. Original articles covering variations of the sciatic nerve were included. The level of the sciatic nerve division and its path in relation to the piriformis muscle was considered for this study. The collection was performed by two independent reviewers. Results: At the end of the search, 12 articles were selected, characterized according to the sample, method of evaluation of the anatomical structure and the main results. The most prevalent anatomical variation was that the common fibular nerve passed through the piriformis muscle fibers (33.3%). Three studies (25%) also observed anatomical variations not classified in the literature and, in three (25%) the presence of a double piriformis muscle was found. Conclusion: The results of this review showed the most prevalent variations of the sciatic nerve and point to a possible association of this condition with piriformis syndrome. Therefore, these variations should be considered during the semiology of disorders involving parts of the lower limbs.


RESUMO O nervo isquiático forma-se a partir das raízes do plexo lombosacro e emerge da pelve passando inferiormente ao músculo piriforme, em direção ao membro inferior onde se divide em nervos tibial e fibular comum. Variações anatômicas relativas ao local onde ocorre a divisão desse nervo, bem como do seu trajeto, parecem ser fatores relacionados à síndrome do piriforme. Objetivo: Analisar as variações anatômicas do nervo isquiático e suas implicações clínicas. Materiais e Métodos: Trata-se de uma revisão sistemática de artigos indexados nas bases de dados PubMed, LILACS, SciELO, SPRINGERLINK, SCIENC DIRECT e LATINDEX. Foram incluídos artigos originais envolvendo as variações do nervo isquiático. Considerou-se para este estudo o nível de divisão do nervo isquiático e o seu trajeto em relação ao músculo piriforme. A coleta foi realizada por dois revisores independentes. Resultados: Ao final da busca foram selecionados 12 artigos, caracterizados quanto à amostra, método para avaliar a estrutura anatômica e principais resultados. A variação anatômica mais prevalente foi aquela em que o nervo fibular comum atravessa as fibras do músculo piriforme (33,3%). Três estudos (25%) observaram, ainda, variações anatômicas não classificadas na literatura e em outros três (25%) constatou-se a presença de um músculo piriforme duplo. Conclusão: Os resultados desta revisão mostram as variações mais prevalentes do nervo isquiático e apontam para uma possível associação dessa condição com a síndrome do piriforme. Desse modo, essas variações devem ser consideradas durante a semiologia dos distúrbios envolvendo os membros inferiores.


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Humans , Male , Female , Sciatic Nerve/anatomy & histology , Piriformis Muscle Syndrome/pathology , Piriformis Muscle Syndrome/etiology , Anatomic Variation , Medical Illustration
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