Experimental lymphatico-venous shunt in the rat: Pressure controls and long-term patency

U. Fox, M. Montorsi, G. Romagnoli

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)164-167
Number of pages4
JournalLymphology
Volume16
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology

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