Obtención de sangre por punción mandibular en el ratónNuestra experiencia

  1. Peña Penabad, Marina
  2. Ríos Granja, María Ángeles
  3. Díez, Isabel
  4. Cano Rábano, María José
  5. García Rodríguez, María Belén
  6. Del Ángel, J.
  7. Pérez García, Carlos César
Revista española de investigaciones quirúrgicas

ISSN: 1139-8264

Year of publication: 2008

Volume: 11

Issue: 1

Pages: 3-7

Type: Article

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Many experimental protocols require blood collection in the mouse. Mandibular puncture has been employed since a few years ago to obtain blood in this species. It has been described as a simple and little-invasive procedure based on a blind punction at the level of the jaw angle. Nevertheless, there are some detractors of this technique because of the precision and skills which are necessary to perform it properly and to the proximity of some vulnerable structures (such as the parotid gland and the parotid duct) to the injection site. In this paper we make a detailed description of the method and we discuss on our experience with it.