Figure 1.

Small bowel obstruction is simulated by proximal and distal ligation of the gut lumen two cm in length and two cm proximal to the ileocecal junction. Ischemia of the small bowel reservoir can be induced by selective clamping of the terminal mesenteric vessels ().

Samel et al. BMC Surgery 2002 2:6   doi:10.1186/1471-2482-2-6
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