Microvascular Pulmonary Transplantation in Rats

  • W. Konertz
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The increasing number of heart lung transplantations being undertaken (Reitz 1982; Reitz et al. 1982) makes in an in-depth understanding of rejection phenomena occurring in lung allografts necessary. For experimental studies with this purpose, however, little investigation has been carried out in inbred animals under defined immunogenetic conditions. This is mainly attributable to the lack of simple orthotopic transplantation techniques in the rat. The aim of this paper is to present procedures of pulmonary transplantation in rats.


Pulmonary Vein Lung Transplantation Left Atrial Appendage Heart Lung Transplantation Prolene Suture 
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