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World J Transplant. Apr 24, 2018; 8(2): 38-43
Published online Apr 24, 2018. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v8.i2.38
Anastomotic techniques for rat lung transplantation
Taufiek Konrad Rajab
Taufiek Konrad Rajab, Division of Cardiac Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, United States
Taufiek Konrad Rajab, Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, United States
Author contributions: Rajab TK devised the new technical safeguards, performed the operations and reviewed the literature.
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Received: January 4, 2018
Peer-review started: January 4, 2018
First decision: February 9, 2018
Revised: March 6, 2018
Accepted: April 1, 2018
Article in press: April 1, 2018
Published online: April 24, 2018
Core Tip

Core tip: This minireview describes the following new technical safeguards to further evolve the technique for cuffed anastomoses in rat lung transplantation: the use of anatomical landmarks to avoid twisting of the everted donor pulmonary vein and bronchus in the cuff, the use of the cuff tie as a landmark to avoid twisting of the anastomotic cuffs relative to the recipient vessels, distal ties on the recipient vessels to achieve a bloodless field and triangulation of the venotomy to avoid pulmonary vein tearing.