Experimental lamellar corneal graft in dogs using preserved equine pericardium

Authors

  • Paulo Sergio de Moraes Barros Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Cirurgia, São Paulo, SP
  • Angélica Mendonça de Vaz Safatle Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Cirurgia, São Paulo, SP
  • Moacyr Rigueiro Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Departamento de Anatomia Patológica, São Paulo, SP

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/S1413-95961999000600005

Keywords:

Cornea, Grafts, Pericardium

Abstract

The purpose of this paper was to study the preserved equine pericardium as a corneal lamellar graft of the dog. We performed in twelve adults, male and female mongrel dogs a superficial keratotomy 5 mm square and a fragment of equine pericardium of the same shape was sutured in place with multiple 7-0 nylon simple interrupted sutures. Each five animals were sacrificed in days 7, 15, 30 and 100 after surgery. The clinical and histological exams permitted us to assert that this membrane is a useful tissue to be used as a corneal lamellar graft of the dog.

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Published

1999-01-01

How to Cite

Barros, P. S. de M., Safatle, A. M. de V., & Rigueiro, M. (1999). Experimental lamellar corneal graft in dogs using preserved equine pericardium. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 36(6), 304-307. https://doi.org/10.1590/S1413-95961999000600005

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Section

VETERINARY MEDICINE

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