Skip navigation
Skip navigation

Splenectomy of the fetal lamb early in development as a model for congenital asplenia

King, Karen; McCullagh, Peter

Description

Background: The liability to overwhelming infection of children lacking a spleen either as a result of its congenital absence or because of splenectomy, has been frequently documented. Although there have been numerous studies of the consequences of experimental splenectomy in postnatal animals, this is the first study of the effects of this operation in early fetal life. Methods: A technique is described for microsurgical removal of the spleen from fetal lambs approximately one-third of the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/64983
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery
DOI: 10.1046/j.1440-1622.2001.02001.x

Download

File Description SizeFormat Image
01_King_Splenectomy_of_the_fetal_lamb_2001.pdf329.81 kBAdobe PDF    Request a copy


Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  20 July 2017/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator