A rabbit model of abdominal aortic aneurysm associated with intimal thickening.

Abstract

A model of abdominal aortic aneurysm with intimal thickening was developed in the rabbit. A segment of the abdominal aorta just proximal to the bifurcation (1 or 2 cm in length) was dissected and isolated with clamps. This segment was perfused by injecting physiologic saline or 100 U/ml of hog pancreatic elastase from the lumen. Perfusion was performed… (More)

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