Laparoscopic vagotomy using mini-instruments in the rat: A new laparoscopic small animal model

Berber E., Berber İ. , Avtan L., Ata B., Azamak A., Avci C.

SURGERY TODAY, cilt.32, sa.6, ss.498-502, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s005950200084
  • Dergi Adı: SURGERY TODAY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.498-502


Purpose. Animal models are necessary for research, technical developments, and training purposes in laparoscopic surgery. Although various operations on small animals have been described, there is still a need for a simple and practical laparoscopic small animal model. We acknowledged truncal vagotomy as a simple procedure, and aimed to develop a model of laparoscopic truncal vagotomy (LTV) in the rat, an inexpensive and easily available animal.