Simplified rat lung transplantation using a new cuff technique

Taichiro Goto, Mitsutomo Kono, Masaki Anraku, Takashi Ohtsuka, Yotaro Izumi, Hiroaki Nomori

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We introduce a new procedure for orthotopic left lung transplantation in rats. First, cuffs are attached to vessels or bronchi in both donors and recipients. Next, the cuffs are anastomosed by interposing pieces of the donor's descending aorta. Anastomosis time is markedly reduced to approximately 10 minutes. Transplantations were completed in 8 rats without technical errors. This rat lung transplantation technique is a straightforward method any surgeon can perform.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2078-2080
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jun
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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