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Xenograft transplantation.

Authors
  • Khalpey, Zain
  • Koch, Cody A
  • Platt, Jeffrey L
Type
Published Article
Journal
Anesthesiology clinics of North America
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2004
Volume
22
Issue
4
Pages
871–885
Identifiers
PMID: 15541940
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Interest in xenotransplantation has increased because conventional organ transplantation has been limited by a shortage of human organs. Although xenotransplantation could alleviate the existing and anticipated need for tissues and organs, the application is hindered by various biologic obstacles. This article reviews the basis for the demand for xenotransplantation, the obstacles to clinical application, and potential approaches to overcoming those obstacles.

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