Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular
Print version ISSN 0102-7638
FONTES, Ronaldo D et al. Lung preservation in dogs kept under autoperfusion. Rev Bras Cir Cardiovasc [online]. 1991, vol.6, n.3, pp. 195-202. ISSN 0102-7638. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-76381991000300009.
Fourteen heart-lung blocks, kept in an autoperfusion system for a period of two to eight hours, were studied. Lung biopsies were performed each two hours. Ten lungs were preserved until four hours with slight degrees of alteration in the microscopic study. After the fourth hour, severe alterations developed and were represented by intra-alveolar edema, intra-alveolar haemorrhage, perivascular and peribronquial enfisema, and alveolar rupture.
Keywords : lung preservation; blood [autotransfusion].