Scientific Works Series C. Veterinary Medicine

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MACROSCOPIC RESEARCH REGARDING THE MORPHOLOGY OF THE CORONARY ARTERY ON DOMESTIC PIG

Published in Scientific Works. Series C. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. LXII, Issue 1
Written by Iulian DUMITRESCU, Gabriel PREDOI, Cristian BELU, Bogdan GEORGESCU, Petronela ROȘU, Florina DUMITRESCU

The importance of knowing the detailed morphology of organs in this species result from the fact that currently, the domestic pig is becoming increasingly used in xenotransplantation. Most investigators agree that pigs have the potential to be the prime candidates for organ donation. Pigs are plentiful, are quick to mature, breed well in captivity, have large litters, and have vital organs roughly comparable in size to those of humans. The study was carried out on a total of 15 specimens in which the hearts were dissected after insertion into the arteries of the contrast dye. It has found a relative morphometric equality between the two coronary arteries. Right ventricular wall was irrigated primarily by the branches of the common trunk of the right coronary artery but also by paraconal branches. The left was irrigated by division of paraconal and left circumflex branches.

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