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Surgical application of fascia lata as a pericardial substitute in rabbits.
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PMID:  22850707     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
PURPOSE: To use fascia lata instead of pericardium and observe the presence of adhesions.
METHODS: Twenty rabbits were divided into two group of ten. In group A, a 1×1 cm segment of pericardium was excised and resutured. In group B excised pericardium was substituted for autologous fascia lata.
RESULTS: In the comparison of microscopic adhesion rate between two groups A, B after eight weeks, there was no significant statistical difference.
CONCLUSION: Fascia lata is safe and it can be substituted for pericardium especially in repeat sternotomy in repairing congenital heart defects to avoid heart injury.
Gholamreza Abedi; Peyman Shahzamani; Mehran Shahzamani; Pejman Mortazavi; Iraj Sohrabi Haghdost; Siyamak Mashhadi Rafiei; Kamran Ghods
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta cirúrgica brasileira / Sociedade Brasileira para Desenvolvimento Pesquisa em Cirurgia     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1678-2674     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Cir Bras     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9103983     Medline TA:  Acta Cir Bras     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  557-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Faculty of Specialized Veterinary Sciences, Science and Research, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.
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