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Circulatory System

Cardiac Tissues

  • HT - Heart: Heart without pericardium attached and 1-2” of the primary vessels attached.
  • HTAT - Heart with Thoracic Aorta: Heart without pericardium and 1-2” of the primary vessels attached.  The entire thoracic aorta (~14”)  is attached.
  • HTPC - Heart with Pericardium attached: 1-2” of the primary vascularity attached.
  • HTLB - Heart Lung Block: Heart with pericardium, lungs, esophagus, trachea, and larynx.
  • HTLBPM - Heart Lung Block with Pleural Membrane:  Heart with pericardium, lungs with intact pleural membrane (a few nicks may exist in the pleural membrane), esophagus, trachea, and larynx.

CARDIAC Vascularity

  • AW - Aorta – whole: The portion of the aorta from the attachment point of the left ventricle to the diaphragm.  Measures approx. 10” in length and 25 mm round
  • CA37R - Carotid Arteries 3-7 mm. Round: Carotid arteries that measure 3 mm at the cranial end and up to 7 mm at the caudal end with a round diameter measurement of the inner lumen.  Each vessel is approximately 4” in length and is skeletonized unless specified.
  • CA37F - Carotids Arteries 3-7 mm. Flat:  Carotid arteries that measure 3 mm at the cranial end and up to 7 mm at the caudal end with a flattened diameter measurement of the inner lumen.  Each vessel is approximately 4” in length and is skeletonized unless specified.
  • CA46R - Carotid Arteries 4-6 mm. Round: Carotid arteries that measure 4 mm at the cranial end and up to 6 mm at the caudal end with a round diameter measurement of the inner lumen.  Each vessel is approximately 4” in length and is skeletonized unless specified.
  • CA46F - Carotid Arteries 4-6 mm. Flat: Carotid arteries that measure 4 mm at the cranial end and up to 6 mm. at the caudal end with a flattened diameter measurement of the inner lumen.  Each vessel is approximately 4” in length and is skeletonized unless specified.
  • CA68R - Carotid Arteries 6-8 mm. Round: Carotid arteries that measure 6 mm at the cranial end and up to 8 mm at the caudal end with a round diameter measurement of the inner lumen.  Each vessel is approximately 4” in length and is skeletonized unless specified.
  • CA68F - Carotid Arteries 6-8 mm. Flat: Carotid arteries that measure 6 mm at the cranial end and up to 8 mm. at the caudal end with a flattened diameter measurement of the inner lumen.  Each vessel is approximately 4” in length and is skeletonized unless specified.
  • CACL - Carotid Arteries at Custom Length: Carotids are specially harvested at a client specified inner lumen diameter (3-7 mm, 4-6 mm. or 6-8 mm. ) (round or flat measurement) and a specific length of the artery other than the standard 4”.
  • CCA - Costocervical Arteries: Skeletonized unless specified.  They are a diameter of 1-2mm in measurement of the inner lumen and approximately 4” in length.
  • HPA - Hepatic Artery: The common hepatic artery is skeletonized unless specified.  The harvested length measures approx. 2.5”.  The artery measures 6 mm inner lumen diameter at the aorta and 2 mm inner lumen diameter at the distal end.
  • HPV - Hepatic Portal Vein: This vein measures 2” in harvested length.  It is 20 mm inner lumen diameter for it’s entire harvested length.
  • JV - Jugular Vein: The exterior jugular vein is approximately 3” in harvested length, and 10 mm in inner lumen round diameter.
  • JVI - Jugular Vein Interior: The interior jugular vein is approximately 3” in harvested length and ~ 5 mm in inner lumen round diameter.
  • PA - Pulmonary Arteries: These arteries include the pulmonary trunk (16 mm inner lumen diameter) and the left (11 mm inner lumen diameter)  and right (8 mm inner lumen diameter) pulmonary arteries as they enter the lungs.  The harvested length is approximately 2 ½ “ long.
  • PV - Pulmonary Veins: These veins measure 10 mm inner lumen diameter on the left vein and are 6 mm inner lumen diameter on the right vein as they enter the lungs.  They are harvested at 2” in length.
  • TYCA - Thyrocervical Artery: The thyrocervical artery measures approximately 2 mm. in flattened diameter and is 2” in harvested length.
  • TYCV - Thyrocervical Vein: The thyrocervical vein measures approximately 2 mm. in flattened diameter and is 2” in harvested length.
  • VCW - Inferior Vena Cava:  This tissue is harvested at approximately 4” in length and a diameter of 25 mm.

Gastric VASCULARITY

  • GPA - Gastropiploic Artery: This vessel is skeletonized unless specified.  It measures 1-2 mm in diameter and is approximately 4” in length.  This vessel exhibits a great deal of branching.
  • GPV - Gastropiploic Vein: This vessel is skeletonized unless specified.  It measures 1-2 mm in diameter and is approximately 4” in length. This vessel exhibits a great deal of branching. 

Splenic VASCULARITY

  • SPCCVB - Spleen with both Cranial and Caudal bundles: This includes the spleen with the cranial and caudal bundles attached, which are comprised of the artery, vein and nerve bundle within the myelin sheath.
  • SPCRAWSP - Spleen with Cranial Artery: The spleen with the cranial artery attached.  This artery measures 3” in length and has an inner round lumen measurement of 2 mm.  The artery is skeletonized.
  • SPCRVWSP - Spleen with Cranial Vein: The spleen with the cranial vein attached.  This vein measures 3” in length and has an inner flat lumen measurement of 2 mm.  The vein is skeletonized.
  • SPVB - Splenic Vascular Bundle: Choose the cranial or caudal vascular bundle.  Each bundle includes the splenic artery and vein and nerve within the myelin sheath.
  • SPCRV - Splenic Cranial Vein: This vein is approximately 3” in length with an inner round lumen measurement of 1 mm.  This artery is skeletonized.
  • SPCRA - Splenic Cranial Artery: This artery is approximately 3” in length with an inner round lumen measurement of 2 mm.  This artery is skeletonized.
  • SPCUA - Splenic Caudal Artery: The spleen with the caudal splenic artery attached.  The artery measures 3” in length and has an inner round lumen measurement of 2 mm.
  • SPCUV - Splenic Caudal Vein: The spleen with the caudal splenic vein attached.  The vein measures 3” in length and has an inner flat lumen measurement of 1 mm.
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