BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: In this preliminary work the authors used homologous acellular matrix obtained by the gastric wall to increase the small bowel surface in Sprague-Downey rats; through this experimental model the authors verified that homologous acellular matrix can support cell migration and the reconstruction of the intestinal wall. METHODS: A tract of about 2 cm of tubular gastric acellular matrix was inserted with bilateral anastomosis in an isolated ileal loop, which was located in endoabdominal position through a short subcutaneous tunnel. Twelve animals were analyzed at each of the time-points ranging from 1 to 6 weeks after surgery. RESULTS: Histologic evaluation showed that the implanted matrix can be reintegrated in the normal small bowel in a period ranging between 3 and 6 weeks from surgery. The implanted matrix was organized with 4 different tonacae from the third week after the surgery, without interruption at the site of the anastomosis. CONCLUSIONS: To date, the authors do not have a demonstration of the function of the ileal loop reconstructed with this technique; based on these results the authors are engaged in an experimental trial of restoration of intestinal viability with the ileal prosthesis after 3 weeks to study its function.

Short bowel syndrome: experimental approach to increase intestinal surface in rats by gastric homologous acellular matrix

PARNIGOTTO, PIER PAOLO;PERRINO, GIAMPIERO;CONCONI, MARIA TERESA
2000

Abstract

BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: In this preliminary work the authors used homologous acellular matrix obtained by the gastric wall to increase the small bowel surface in Sprague-Downey rats; through this experimental model the authors verified that homologous acellular matrix can support cell migration and the reconstruction of the intestinal wall. METHODS: A tract of about 2 cm of tubular gastric acellular matrix was inserted with bilateral anastomosis in an isolated ileal loop, which was located in endoabdominal position through a short subcutaneous tunnel. Twelve animals were analyzed at each of the time-points ranging from 1 to 6 weeks after surgery. RESULTS: Histologic evaluation showed that the implanted matrix can be reintegrated in the normal small bowel in a period ranging between 3 and 6 weeks from surgery. The implanted matrix was organized with 4 different tonacae from the third week after the surgery, without interruption at the site of the anastomosis. CONCLUSIONS: To date, the authors do not have a demonstration of the function of the ileal loop reconstructed with this technique; based on these results the authors are engaged in an experimental trial of restoration of intestinal viability with the ileal prosthesis after 3 weeks to study its function.
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