Small Intestinal Anastomosis and Intestinal Infusion Catheter Implantation in Swine
M. Michael Swindle, DVM, Professor and Chairman, Department of Comparative Medicine, Medical University of SC, Charleston, SC
Intestinal anastomosis and implantation of catheters for segmental intestinal infusion are common procedures in a research setting. These techniques are particularly applicable to transplantation and studies involving intestinal absorption of pharmacologic agents. The unique anatomy of swine necessitates modifications of surgical techniques commonly employed in other large animal species.