WPI Equipment Used for MCAO on a Mouse

In this JoVE video you can observe as the researchers perform an intraluminal middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) on a mouse. The MCAO model is the most frequent used model among experimental ischemic stroke models.

 MCAO on a Mouse

WPI instruments used in this application include:

SuperCut Iris scissor, straight 14218
Vannas micro-scissor, straight 14003
Dumont fine tip forceps 503290
Vessel clip 14120
High Frequency Desiccator 900 504043
Silicone RTV adhesive 1571
Thermal Cautery Unit 501292
BAT-12 BAT-12R

Ansari, S., Azari, H., McConnell, D. J., Afzal, A., Mocco, J. Intraluminal Middle Cerebral Artery Occlusion (MCAO) Model for Ischemic Stroke with Laser Doppler Flowmetry Guidance in Mice. J. Vis. Exp. (51), e2879, doi:10.3791/2879 (2011).