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Homotransplantation of multiple visceral organs

Starzl, TE and Kaupp, HA and Brock, DR and Butz, GW and Linman, JW (1962) Homotransplantation of multiple visceral organs. The American Journal of Surgery, 103 (2). 219 - 229. ISSN 0002-9610

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It was technically possible to perform simultaneous homotransplantation of multiple visceral organs including the liver, spleen, pancreas, omentum and the entire gastrointestinal tract. Arterialization of the cooled graft was accomplished through the donor aorta which was removed with the graft and attached to that of the recipient dog. Gastrointestinal hemorrhage after surgery accounted for a high operative mortality and was thought to be due to denervation of the graft. The five dogs which survived the immediate trauma of surgery lived for five and a half to nine days. After the second day, these animals were physically active and able to resume oral alimentation. In three dogs, there was metabolic evidence of rejection of the liver. In two others, jaundice did not develop. These observations were compared with chemical, hematologic and pathologic data obtained in previous experiments involving homotransplantation of the liver alone. In some cases, there was less evidence of host versus graft rejection after the multiple organ transplants. Other data in the present study suggested the possibility that a significant graft versus host reaction may have been an important contributory cause of death. © 1962.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Starzl, TEtes11@pitt.eduTES11
Kaupp, HA
Brock, DR
Butz, GW
Linman, JW
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Date: 1 January 1962
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: The American Journal of Surgery
Volume: 103
Number: 2
Page Range: 219 - 229
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1016/0002-9610(62)90491-9
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0002-9610
Other ID: uls-drl:31735062122829, Starzl CV No. 32
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 16:59
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 13:57


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