Transplantation of segmental rat intestinal grafts including the ileocecal value and the ascending colon.


Extrinsic denervation and lymphatic disruption impair nutrient absorption after small bowel transplantation. The present study was undertaken to determine whether adding the ileocecal valve with or without the ascending colon would improve the function of a segmental intestinal graft. Five groups of Lewis rats (n = 10/group) were studied. Group I had a sham… (More)


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