Flexible technique for multiple organ procurement in rats: a training and research tool in transplantation
D'Silva, M × Pirenne, Jacques Bonnet, P Honore, P Meurisse, M Lee, S Jacquet, N #
Microsurgery vol:14 issue:5 pages:342-9
Multiple organ procurement techniques are increasingly popular in many transplant centers. This paper describes a technique for multiorgan unit(s) explantation in rats. The procedure involves in situ preliminary dissection, cold perfusion of the thoracic and abdominal organ units as separate procedures, explantation, and finally the ex situ isolation of various organ units as single and/or multiple organ combination units. The procedure is feasible, allows for flexibility in the separation of combination organ units, and is reproducible. The exercise is provided as a training and research tool for clinical and research transplant surgeons. The technique is also presented as an animal model for clinical organ sharing.