Learning curve, surgical results and operative complications for kidney transplantation in mice.

@article{Martins2006LearningCS,
  title={Learning curve, surgical results and operative complications for kidney transplantation in mice.},
  author={Paulo Ney Aguiar Martins},
  journal={Microsurgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={26 8},
  pages={590-3}
}
Murine transplant models of vascularized organs are very useful for immunobiological studies. However, the technique of kidney transplant is complex and very demanding. Here, results of the first successive 50 syngeneic transplantations performed by an experienced microsurgeon are reported. Complications and survival rates were recorded and analyzed over the different training phases. While the operative time and warm ischemia time dramatically reduced after 40 transplants (warm ischemia after… CONTINUE READING