DTI tractography and MRI in chronic cerebral ischemia in rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta) in vivo

DTI tratografia e RM em isquemia cerebral crônica em macaco rhesus (Macaca mulatta) in vivo

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DTI tractography and MRI in chronic cerebral ischemia in rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta) in vivo

DTI tratografia e RM em isquemia cerebral crônica em macaco rhesus (Macaca mulatta) in vivo

Axayacatl Morales-GuadarramaI, II; Iván Mejía-GonzálezI; Braulio Hernández-GodínezIII, IV; Alejandra Ibáñez-ContrerasIII, IV; Sergio A. Reyes-PantojaIII, IV; Roberto OlayoII

ICentro Nacional de Investigación en Instrumentación e Imagenología Médica (CI3M). Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana - Unidad Iztapalapa (UAM-I) Ciudad de México, México

IIDepartamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana - Unidad Iztapalapa (UAM-I) Ciudad de México, México

IIICentro de Investigación, Proyecto CAMINA, A.C, Unidad de Primate; Ciudad de México, México

IVBIOINVERT®. Biología Integral para Vertebrados: Unidad de Experimentación Animal, Edo. México, México

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An eight-year-old rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta) presented an ischemic attack in the subcortical region of the right temporal area, naturally acquired by a hypoglycemic shock, generating asphyxia and arterial hypotension at 6 months old.

MRI performed showed ischemia in the right parietal lobe (Fig 1), from the injury focus in the middle cerebral artery, in the cerebral branches (insular and opercular branches) (Fig 2). The loss of continuity in the nerve fibers can be seen through the tractography, corresponding to encephalomalacic changes (Fig 3)1,2.

Received 30 August 2012

Received in final form 14 August 2012

Accepted 21 August 2012

Support: Projects CONACyT - 155239, lCy-T-DF-PIUTE 10-63, 276/2010

Conflict of interest: There is no conflict of interest to declare.

  • 1. Burgener FA, Meyers SP, Tan RK, Zaunbauer W. Diagnóstico diferencial mediante resonancia magnética. Buenos Aires: Ediciones Journal 2005. p. 30-31.
  • 2. Singh M, Jeong J, Hwang D, Sungkarat W, Gruen P. Novel diffusion tensor imaging methodology to detect and quantify injured regions and affected brain pathways in traumatic brain injury. Magn Reson Imaging 2010;28:22-40.

  • Correspondence:
    Axayacatl Morales-Guadarrama
    San Rafael Atlixco. 186, Col. Vicentina; DF
    09340 Iztapalapa - México
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    05 Feb 2013
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    Feb 2013
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