Development of an ovine efferent mammary lymphatic cannulation model with minimal tissue damage
Hung-Hsun Yen, Elizabeth Washington, Wayne Kimpton, Evan Hallein, Joanne Allen, Silk Yu Lin, Stuart Barber
BMC VETERINARY RESEARCH | BIOMED CENTRAL LTD | Published : 2016
BACKGROUND: Two mammary lymphatic cannulation models in sheep have been described with minimal use in the past 50 years. The purpose of this study was to investigate a new surgical technique to allow long term monitoring of mammary lymph flow and composition from the mammary glands, with rapid ewe recovery and minimal complications post-surgery. RESULTS: We developed a modified methodology for cannulating the efferent mammary lymphatic from the mammary lymph node with minimum tissue damage. Compared to the previous models, our method required only a small incision on the aponeurosis of the external abdominal oblique muscles and thus reduced the difficulties in suturing the aponeurosis. It al..View full abstract
Related Projects (1)
This study was funded by an Early Career Researcher grant from the University of Melbourne and by Australian sheep producers and the Australian Government through Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) Limited. Neither of these organisations were involved in the design, interpretation or reporting of study results.