Experimental porcine orthotopic liver transplantation: a training protocol for transplantation in humans.

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The authors suggest that, prior to human liver transplantations, exhaustive training be undertaken on an animal model in order to acquire the expertise required for this delicate procedure. The pig has considerable anatomic similarities to man, as well as a comparable physiological and hemodynamic sensitivity, and has been used as a model by our… (More)

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