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A model is not just any model
  1. David F Kallmes
  1. Correspondence to Dr David F Kallmes, Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA; kallmes.david{at}

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I read with interest the paper by Kerber et al entitled ‘1-Hexyl n- cyanoacrylate compound (Neucrylate AN), a new berry aneurysm treatment. II. Rabbit implant studies: technique and histology.’1 As suggested by the title, the paper focuses on the preclinical evaluation of a new device in a rabbit model. However, the references and discussion are misleading and may well confuse researchers intending to reproduce the authors' experiments.

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