Article Text


Perfusion techniques in the preservation of the isolated canine lung
  1. D. B. Clarke
  1. Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham


    An experimental technique is described whereby the isolated lung is perfused by means of its respiratory excursion. No perfusion pump is required. Lungs were subjected to positive and negative pressure inflation in a sealed box and were perfused with either blood or blood and low molecular weight dextran at 36° C. and 23°C. In all experiments gross histological changes and pulmonary oedema developed within four hours. Marginally longer perfusions were obtained than in a control series in which a roller pump was used.

    Statistics from

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.