Modelli animali in chirurgia pediatrica

Translated title of the contribution: Animal models in pediatric surgery

A. Favre, A. Brizzolara, A. P. Prato, M. Sanguineti, A. Michelazzi, F. Roncallo, G. Martucciello, V. Jasonni

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The identification of disease etiopathogenetic mechanisms and the development of new therapeutic strategies are often the result of the possibility of reproducing human clinical conditions in laboratiry animal models. The anatomical, functional and/or organic alterations can be induced by drugs or surgery, or they can be already present in repeatedly crossbred animals manifesting them more frequently. Modern biothechnologies also make it possible to obtain transgenic models. The time factor represents another advantage of experimentation on animal models. In fact, disease onset and evolution, as well as therapeutic effects, occur more rapidly in animals with a shorter average life with respect to humans.

Translated title of the contributionAnimal models in pediatric surgery
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)248-272
Number of pages25
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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