Experimental results of using autologous rectus fascia sheath for venous patch grafts in dogs

Péter Csébi, Tibor Németh, Csaba Jakab, Attila Patonai, Rita Garamvölgyi, Ferenc Manczur, Ádám Spitzner, Attila Arany-Tóth, László Kóbori

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Autologous vascular patch grafts developed from the internal rectus sheath were implanted onto the bilateral common iliac vein and jugular vein of 4 experimental beagle dogs. During the development and implanting of the grafts no technical difficulties or perioperative complications were encountered. The follow-up lasted 6 months and 3 months in the case of the common iliac vein grafts and the jugular grafts, respectively. In the postoperative period, the morphological and functional characteristics of the implanted venous sections were examined by Doppler ultrasonography and CT angiography. Normal patency was detected, and none of these check-ups showed obturation or stenosis. The histological survey showed no mesothelial cell layer, but the insides of the grafts showed total restructuring and were covered by a normal endothelial layer. No difference could be detected between samples harvested 3 and 6 months after implanting. The immunohistochemical examinations using anti-claudin-5 and anti-CD31 antibodies confirmed the preliminary results of the histological examinations that the luminal surfaces of the implanted grafts developed a differentiated monolayer endothelium which was free of degenerative and inflammatory signs. The control examinations show the suitability of the internal rectus sheath as a venous wall donor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)373-384
Number of pages12
JournalActa veterinaria Hungarica
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2011



  • Rectus fascia sheath
  • anti-CD-31
  • anti-claudin-5
  • autologous vascular graft
  • patch graft
  • venous graft
  • veterinary field

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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Csébi, P., Németh, T., Jakab, C., Patonai, A., Garamvölgyi, R., Manczur, F., Spitzner, Á., Arany-Tóth, A., & Kóbori, L. (2011). Experimental results of using autologous rectus fascia sheath for venous patch grafts in dogs. Acta veterinaria Hungarica, 59(3), 373-384. https://doi.org/10.1556/AVet.2011.026