Editors: Maria-Angeles Aller , Jaime Arias

Microsurgery in Liver Research

eBook: US $79 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $158
Printed Copy: US $119
Library License: US $316
ISBN: 978-1-60805-406-0 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-068-0 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2009
DOI: 10.2174/97816080506801090101

Introduction

During the last two decades microsurgery has progressively taken the place of macrosurgery since it largely improves the experimental models in liver research. This is a concise but comprehensive book focusing on key issues in microsurgical techniques for liver research. The book has been written for medical, biological, veterinary and pharmaceutical researchers and advanced students who wish to develop experimental models of liver diseases by using microsurgery. The book is organized in twelve chapters in which the basic and applied aspects of experimental liver surgery are included. Many illustrations are given to reproduce each microtechnique which should particularly useful to the readers.

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Preface

This e-book has been prepared to provide researchers, whether surgeons or not, with a brief overview of the current liver microsurgical techniques in laboratory rats and mice.

Special emphasis is placed on the more useful microsurgical techniques used for obtaining experimental models to study liver pathophysiology, diagnostics and treatments. New procedures have also been added that reflect our current practices. Thus, we wish to express our gratitude to our colleagues who have used and perfected the microsurgical techniques that this e-book describes.

We would like to thank many people whose talents and time made this e-book possible. We acknowledge Maria Elena Vicente for preparing the manuscript, Elizabeth Mascola for translating it into English, and the librarians of the Complutense University Medical School, particularly the Director, Juan Carlos Domínguez Martínez, Subdirector Manuela Crego and María José Valdemoro. This book was supported, in part, by grants from Complutense University of Madrid (AE1/09/17064) and Mutua Madrileña Research Foundation (Ref. nº AP69772009).

Maria-Angeles Aller & Jaime Arias
Complutense University of Madrid
Spain

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