Published online Apr 15, 1998. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v4.i2.140
Revised: December 20, 1997
Accepted: January 18, 1998
Published online: April 15, 1998
AIM: To elucidate the effect of various solutions for small bowel graft preservation in pigs under hypothermic storage.
METHODS: The swine segmental small bowel graft was autotransplanted after it was preserved with lactated Ringer¡äs (LR), Euro-Collins (EC), hyperosmolarity citrate adenine (HC-A) and WMO-1 solu-tions for 10, 18 and 24 h, respectively. The recipient survival rate, morphological structure, graft mucosal energy substances and Na+ K+ ATPase activity were studied, and graft absorption was estimated with D-xylose absorption test.
RESULTS: The morphological study of the grafts preserved with LR or HC-A solution for 10 hours or with EC and WMO-1 solution for 18 h was nor-mal 6 d after operation. Mucosal ATP, total adenine nucleotides (TAN) contents and Na+-K+AT-Pase activity of the graft preserved with EC or WMO solution were higher than that of the graft preserved with LR or HC-A solution. Serum level of D-xylose was higher in EC and WMO-1 groups than in LR and HC-A groups when the graft was preserved for 24 h.
CONCLUSIONS: EC and WMO-1 solutions can preserve the swine small bowel up to 18 h, which are superior to LR and HC-A solutions.