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Gastroenterology Research and Practice
Volume 2016, Article ID 3925751, 6 pages
Research Article

Lifor Solution: An Alternative Preservation Solution in Small Bowel Transplantation

1Department of Laparoscopic Surgery Center, Linyi People’s Hospital, Shandong University, Linyi 276000, China
2Department of Surgery, Jinling Hospital, Nanjing University School of Medicine, Nanjing 210002, China

Received 25 June 2015; Revised 4 August 2015; Accepted 11 August 2015

Academic Editor: Jean-Francois Beaulieu

Copyright © 2016 Mingxiao Guo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Background and Objectives. The intestinal mucosa is extremely sensitive to ischemia. Better intestinal preservation is the first step to improve the results of intestinal transplantation. The aim of the study is to investigate the effect of cold Lifor solution on preservation of swine small bowel. Methods. Swine ileum segments (200 cm) were allotransplanted heterotopically after 9-hour cold storage with UW solution (group 1, ), with Lifor solution (group 2, ), or without storage (group 3, ), respectively. After cold storage, mucosal adenosine triphosphate (ATP) concentrations and histopathologic analysis after preservation were performed. At day 7 after the transplantation, intestinal absorptive function was also observed. Results. After 9 h cold preservation, pathological changes, the content of ATP in the intestinal mucosa, and the intestinal absorptive function after transplantation in group 2 were similar to those of group 1. Conclusion. The effect of cold storage of swine small bowel with Lifor solution is similar to that of UW solution. It may provide additional rationale for further exploration of Lifor as an alternative preservation solution in small bowel transplantation.