Effect of high simple dose of cisplatinum and of radiation on the brain of rabbit

Natalio Walach, Gili Lushkov, Abraham Nyska, Ruth Gur, Lea Pollak, Juana Schiffer*

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In former studies of intracarotid and intravenous administration of cisplatinum, separate and combined with brain irradiation, we found no cerebral damage. In this study, gradually increasing high doses (above the therapeutic ones) of cisplatinum were administered intravenously to one series of rabbits and increasing high amounts of irradiation (above the therapeutic amounts) were given to another series. Although the rabbits that received highest doses of irradiation developed areas of alopecia and skin ulcers on the head, the general clinical and histopathologic examination of the rabbits' brains in both series was normal. The purpose of this study was to establish the effects of high doses of intravenous cisplatinum and irradiation on the rabbits brains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)216-218
Number of pages3
JournalNeurological Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1997


  • Cisplatinum
  • brain tumor
  • irradiation
  • rabbit


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