The fate of intraabdominal free omental grafts was studied in 15 dogs and it was found that a connection between the hollow organ and the transplanted omentum was established only when the former had been injured. The larger, pigeon-egg-sized free fatty omental grafts became necrotic already from the fourth day onwards being replaced by an abscess-like structure, while in thin membrane-like grafts tissue necrosis due to the creeping in of connective tissue was less marked. In both cases, an intact, omentum is creeping over the graft from the adjacent region, i.e. the ultimate covering is actually provided by the pedicle graft.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Acta Chirurgica Hungarica|
|Publication status||Published - 1987|
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