Table 1: A diagram and table describing the preparation of the explanted catheter. Note that 13 cm sections are implanted, but 3 cm which is heat sealed and remains outside of the animal is removed prior to evaluation.
(a) The bolded (underlined numbers) represent tissue segments and catheter material that were exposed to the subcutaneous tunnel environment

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(b) The table describes what the various segments were used for in the analysis of each segment

Segment no.MicrobiologyHistologySEM

1X
2X
3X
4X
5XX
6X
7XX
8X
9XX
10X