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Manufacturing devices and instruments for easier rat liver transplantation

Published inJournal of visualized experiments, no. 75, e50380
Publication date2013

Orthotopic rat liver transplantation is a popular model, which has been shown in a recent JoVE paper with the use of the "quick-linker" device. This technique allows for easier venous cuff-anatomoses after a reasonable learning curve. The device is composed of two handles, which are carved out from scalpel blades, one approximator, which is obtained by modifying Kocher's forceps, and cuffs designed from fine-bore polyethylene tubing. The whole process can be performed at a low-cost using common laboratory material. The present report provides a step-by-step protocol for the design of the required pieces and includes stencils.

  • Swiss National Science Foundation - 126233
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OLDANI, Graziano et al. Manufacturing devices and instruments for easier rat liver transplantation. In: Journal of visualized experiments, 2013, n° 75, p. e50380. doi: 10.3791/50380
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