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Arterialization of the portal stump by right renal artery after portocaval shunt in the rat.
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PMID:  14748031     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Portosystemic shunts cause severe secondary effects, so that arterializations of the portal stump are planned to increase the blood supply to the liver. The aim of this study was to verify the technical feasibility of arterialization of the portal stump with the right renal artery in order to obtain a valid experimental model to study the pathophysiology of arterial revascularization of the liver. Twenty rats underwent end-to-side portocaval shunt + end-to-end anastomosis between the right renal artery and portal stump; another 20 rats were subjected to the same surgical procedure, but the portal stump underwent a reduction in size. In our study, both techniques gave good results, but the use of an operating microscope and good microsurgical training were essential in achieving a good patency rate (78.3%).
Giovanni Li Destri; Gaetano La Greca; Luigi Greco; Raffaele Greco; Edelweiss Licitra; Raffaele Lanteri; Antonio Di Cataldo
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Microsurgery     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0738-1085     ISO Abbreviation:  Microsurgery     Publication Date:  2004  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-01-28     Completed Date:  2004-05-20     Revised Date:  2004-07-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309230     Medline TA:  Microsurgery     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  77-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright 2003 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Department of Surgical Sciences, Organ Transplantations, and Advanced Technologies, University of Catania, Catania, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Anastomosis, Surgical
Liver / blood supply
Microsurgery / methods
Portacaval Shunt, Surgical*
Portal Vein / surgery*
Rats, Sprague-Dawley
Renal Artery / surgery*

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