A Technique for Thymectomy in the Adult Rat
ARMED FORCES RADIOBIOLOGY RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD
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An improved technique for surgical removal of the thymus in the adult rat was developed. Essentially the procedure consisted of forming an aperture to the left of the midline and below the clavicle which minimized excessive trauma and permitted easy aspiration of the thymus. Innovar-Vet was used to produce anesthesia. The animals recovered fully within 2 hours after surgery. Wound clips were removed within 14 days. The survival rate for all rats was 80 percent.
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