R. C. Lillehei, M.D., Ph.D.; J. K. Longerbeam, M.D.; J. Bloch, M.D.
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Prevously we described techniques for making transplants of the entire small bowel. The success of this procedure depended upon the ability of the bowel to withstand up to 6 hours of total ischemia in vitro when cooled to 5 C. The stomach also tolerates a similar period of total ischemia in vitro when cooled. Accordingly, a technique was developed to remove the entire stomach so that a single arterial and venous anastomosis would revascularize the stomach when it was returned to its normal position as an autograft. Dogs with gastric autografts have now been studied for over 3 years and
Lillehei RC, Longerbeam JK, Bloch J. Transplantation of the Stomach.. Ann Intern Med. 1963;58:724–725. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-58-4-724_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1963;58(4):724-725.
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