Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

p. 52-58

Excisão do limbo esclerocorneano de cães e eventos clínicos decorrentes. Estudo de um modelo experimental

Brunelli, A. T. JVicenti, F. A. MOriá, ACampos, C. FDoria Neto, F. ALaus, J. L

The consequences of complete removal of the sclerocorneal limbus epithelium were evaluated, as well as the model for such, in which n-heptanol and superficial keratectomy were used. The association of n-heptanol and keratectomy allowed a complete excision of stem cells. Moreover, the destruction of these cells led to significant tectonic alterations that could be employed as a feasible model for clinical experimentation of corneal transplantation.(AU)

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