Monitoring of Small-Bowel Grafts by Mucosal Suction Biopsies

  • U. G. Stauffer
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In a series of papers, we previously described our experimental work on small- intestinal transplantation in minipigs of the Gottingen strain (Stauffer 1975,1983; Stauffer et al. 1975,1978 a, b). One of the goals of our studies was to establish a safe control system for early recognition of vascular complications and rejection crisis in the graft. This is one of the prerequisites for the clinical application of small-intestinal transplantations in man. In this paper, we shall summarize our work on the monitoring of small-bowel grafts by sequential mucosal suction biopsies.


Vascular Pedicle Transplantation Group Intestinal Biopsy Intestinal Transplantation Hemorrhagic Infarction 
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