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EXPERIMENTAL LYMPHATICO-VENOUS SHUNT IN THE RAT: PRESSURE CONTROLS AND LONG-TERM PATENCY

Authors
  • U Fox
  • M Montorsi
  • G Romagnoli

Abstract

In a series of rats which underwent end-to-side lymphaticovenous shunts, between precaval lymphatic collector and infrarenal cava vein, pressure values in lymphatic and venous systems and long-term patency of the anastomosis have been evaluated.

Lymphatic pressure has always been higher than venous pressure, providing a good physiological basis for the functioning of the shunt.

Short-term patency (15 days) was 100% and long-term patency (90 days) 80% in all the controlled animals.

The results obtained in this experimental model seem to support the efficacy of this procedure also in its clinical use.

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Fox, U. & Montorsi, M. & Romagnoli, G., (1983) “EXPERIMENTAL LYMPHATICO-VENOUS SHUNT IN THE RAT: PRESSURE CONTROLS AND LONG-TERM PATENCY”, Lymphology 16(3), p.164-167.

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Published on
21 Sep 1983
Peer Reviewed