Intestinal Preservation of Small-Bowel Grafts by Vascular Washout and Cold Storage

  • W. H. Schraut
  • K. K. W. Lee
  • Y. Tsujinaka
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The development of an effective method for preserving the small intestine during the interval between harvesting and implantation is a key factor to the success of future clinical small-bowel transplantation. In particular, a method of small-bowel preservation which allows for functional graft survival after ischemic intervals of up to 24 h should be devised. Such an interval is desirable to permit unhurried graft procurement from cadaveric donors and recipient preparation until the actual implantation is completed.


Cold Storage Vascular Anastomosis Entire Small Intestine Hypothermic Storage Accessory Graft 
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  • W. H. Schraut
  • K. K. W. Lee
  • Y. Tsujinaka

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