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

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

SURGERY TODAY, vol.32, no.6, pp.498-502, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s005950200084
  • Journal Name: SURGERY TODAY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.498-502
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


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.