2 articles published in JoVE
Murine Appendectomy Model of Chronic Colitis Associated Colorectal Cancer by Precise Localization of Caecal Patch Yaguang Li1, Junhong Liu2,3, Gaixia Liu1, Zhenhong Pan2,3, Mingxia Zhang1, Yao Ma4, Qingxia Wei1,5, Hongping Xia1,6, Rui Xue Zhang1,2, Junjun She1 1 The presented protocol describes a facile surgical removal of the appendix (caecal patch) in a mouse followed by the induction of inflammatory bowel disease-associated colorectal cancer. This murine appendectomy model enables investigation of the biological role of the appendix in the pathogenesis of human gastrointestinal disease.
A Rat Model of Orthotopic Liver Transplantation Using a Novel Magnetic Anastomosis Technique for Suprahepatic Vena Cava Reconstruction Lifei Yang*1,2, Jianwen Lu*1,2,3, Yue Wang1,2,3, Mei Zhang1,2,3, Yuan Shi4, Shasha Wei1,2, Peng Liu1,2,3, Zheng Wu3, Yi Lv1,2,3, Rongqian Wu1,2 1 The reconstruction of the suprahepatic vena cava (SHVC) remains a difficult step in rat orthotopic liver transplantation. In this article, we show a step-by-step protocol for SHVC reconstruction in rats using a novel magnetic anastomosis technique.