Behaviour of the medium cerebral artery in swine (Sus scrofa domesticus Linnaeus, 1758)


  • Carlos Gomes Ferreira Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária, Uberlândia, MG
  • Irvênia Luiza de Santis Prada Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Cirurgia, São Paulo, SP



Pigs, Brain, Encephalon medium artery, Encephalon basis arteries


Forty neonatal pigs both twenty male and twenty female were used to study medium cerebral artery formation, distribution and ramification. All the animals were from Santa Terezinha Farm sited in Uberlândia. Thirty of them had their arteries injected with Neoprene Latex "400" colored with a specific pigment and then fixed with 15% formaldehyde solution. After that, they were dissected. The 10 left were injected with colored vinyl acetate followed by corrosion with 30% sulfuric acid solution. The pieces were subsequently washed in flowing water. The results showed a variation in encephalon medium arteries from 2 up to 4 vases, which derived from rostral branches of the encephalon carotid artery. The artery goes through a lateral route until the rhino lateral seam, being divided on the lateral, dorsal lateral and rostral lateral parts of the match cerebral hemisphere.


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Ferreira, C. G., & Prada, I. L. de S. (2005). Behaviour of the medium cerebral artery in swine (Sus scrofa domesticus Linnaeus, 1758). Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 42(1), 61-67.




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