Transplantation of Lymph Vessels

  • Michal KudlaEmail author


The lymphatic system possesses very good regeneration capability, but it has its limitations. When the regeneration is not complete, within months or years there might develop decompensation of the lymphatic system leading to swelling of the tissue which contributes to worsening of the graft function. Investigating lymphatic vessels transplantation requires an appropriate model. The small intestine possesses a very well developed lymphatic system due to the enormous surface of mucosa and to continuous contact with infectious bowel content. Small bowel transplantation accompanied with reconstruction of lymphatic vessels appears to be the most appropriate model to study lymphatic vessels function in solid organ transplantation.


Rat Lymphatic vessels Transplantation Small bowel 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Transplantation SurgeryInstitute for Clinical and Experimental MedicinePragueCzech Republic

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