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Orthotopic liver transplantation in rats

Published in Journal of visualized experiments. 2012, no. 65
Abstract Clinical progress in the field of liver transplantation has been largely supported by animal models(1,2). Since the publication of the first orthotopic rat liver transplantation in 1979 by Kamada et al.(3), this model has remained the gold standard despite various proposed alternative techniques(4). Nevertheless, its broader use is limited by its steep learning curve(5). In this video paper, we show a simple and easy-to-establish revision of Kamada's two-cuff technique. The suprahepatic vena cava anastomosis is performed manually with a running suture, and the vena porta and infrahepatic vena cava anastomoses are performed utilizing a quick-linker cuff system(6). Manufacturing the quick-linker kit is shown in a separate video paper.
Keywords Anastomosis, Surgical/methodsAnimalsHepatic Artery/surgeryLiver Transplantation/methodsMalePortal Vein/surgeryRatsVena Cava, Inferior/surgery
PMID: 22782299
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Research groups Chirurgie viscérale (104)
Chirurgie viscérale (HUG)
Hépatologie chirurgicale (327)
Transplantation et hépatologie (905)
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OLDANI, Graziano et al. Orthotopic liver transplantation in rats. In: Journal of visualized experiments, 2012, n° 65. doi: 10.3791/4143 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:28643

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