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Digestive System

Large Intestinal Tissues

  • CD - Colon Descending: The descending portion of the colon without the rectum or anus attached.   Some connective tissue is attached unless specified.  The tissue measures approximately 24” in length with the contents of the colon rinsed out with water.
  • CDRA - Colon Descending with Rectum and Anus: The descending colon with the rectum and anus attached.  Some connective tissue is attached unless specified.  The tissue measures approximately 30” in length with the contents of the colon rinsed out with water.
  • CRAI - Colon with Ileum, Rectum and Anus: The entire colon with 12” of the ileum, ileocecal junction, rectum and anus attached.  Some connective tissue is attached unless specified.  The tissue measures approximately 14’ in length with the contents of the colon rinsed out with water.  Mesentery is not intact on the ileum.
  • ICJ - Ileocecal Junction:  Included are the ileum, ileocecal junction, and cecum
  • LIR - Large Intestine/Colon: This tissue is cut into quarters in order to rinse the contents out with water.  The mesentery is intact.
  • LINR - Large Intestine not rinsed: Contents not rinsed out. This tissue is in coil form.
  • REC - Rectum: This tissue is approximately 4” in length.  There will be minimal connective tissue attached unless specified.  The contents are rinsed out with water.
  • RECA - Rectum with Anus: This tissue is approximately 4” in length.  The contents of the rectum are rinsed out with water.

Small INTESTINAL TISSUES

  • DU - Duodenum: Duodenum portion of the small intestine with or without intact mesentery.  Contents are rinsed out with water and the tissue measures 12” in length.
  • DUP - Duodenum with Pancreas: Duodenum portion of the small intestine with pancreas gland and mesentery intact.  The contents of the duodenum is rinsed out with water.  The tissue measures 12” in length however it is in coiled form.
  • IL - Ileum: This tissue is without mesentery and measures 12” in length.  Contents rinsed out with water.
  • ILM - Ileum with Mesentery: This tissue is coiled within mesentery and measures 12” in coiled length. Contents rinsed out with water.
  • ICJ - Ileocecal Junction: Included are the ileum, ileocecal junction, and cecum.
  • JWOMES - Jejunum without Mesentery: The jejunum with the mesentery stripped off it.  The length is approximately 40’ in length and the contents are rinsed out with water.
  • JWMES14 - Jejunum with Mesentery Quartered: Jejunum with its mesentery intact, cut into quarters and the contents rinsed out with water.  Each quarter measures approximately 10” coiled.
  • JWMES13 - Jejunum with Mesentery Thirds: Jejunum with its mesentery intact, cut into thirds and the contents rinsed out with water.  Each 1/3 measures approximately 13” coiled.
  • MES - Mesentery: Mesentery manually separated from the small intestine.
  • SIWMES14 - Small Intestine with Mesentery: This tissue which measures approximately 42’, is cut into quarters and the contents are rinsed out with water.  Each quarter of tissue is approximately 1’ in coiled length.
  • SIWMES13 - Small Intestine with Mesentery: This tissue which measures approximately 42’ is cut into thirds and the contents are rinsed out with water.  Each 1/3 of this tissue is 14’ in coiled length.
  • SIWOM - Small Intestine without Mesentery: This tissue includes a continuous length of Duodenum (12”), Jejunum (40”), and Ileum (12”).  The contents are rinsed out with water and the mesentery is removed so it is one straight length of intestinal tissue.

Hepatic TISSUES

  • BD - Common Bile Duct: This duct measures 5 mm inner lumen flat diemeter and is harvested at 4 inches long.
  • CYD - Cystic Duct: This duct is 1 mm in inner lumen round diameter and is harvested at 1 inch long.
  • LVGB - Liver with Gall Bladder: Liver with gall bladder and bile.  Bile duct is tied off to retain the bile.
  • LVHA - Liver with Hepatic Artery: Liver with hepatic artery attached.  The artery is not dissected.
  • LVHPA - Liver with Hepatic Portal Vein: Liver with approximately 1” of hepatic portal vein attached.
  • LVWOGB - Liver without Gall Bladder
  • GB - Gall Bladder: Harvested from the liver.  It is optional to ligate the biliary duct to retain the bile in the bladder.

Gastric TISSUES

  • EG - Epiglottis: The epiglottal portion of the larynx is harvested.
  • ES - Esophagus: Full length of esophagus (~ 18 “) from the larynx to the stomach at the lower esophageal sphincter.
  • BSB - Biliary System Block: A tissue block comprised of the stomach, omentum, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, duodenum, and 12” of the jejunum with mesentery intact.
  • OM - Omentum: The greater omentum from one stomach.
  • PG - Parotid Gland: Both left and right parotid glands are harvested.
  • PAN - Pancreas: One whole pancreas from one animal.
  • ST - Stomach: The stomach without omentum.  The contents are rinsed out with water through the sphincters, or through an incision on the lesser curvature of the stomach which must be specified when ordered.
  • STSS - Stomach from a specific sex animal: The stomach without omentum that has been harvested from a pig of a specified sex.  The contents are rinsed out with water through the sphincters, or through an incision on the lesser curvature of the stomach which must be specified when ordered.
  • STDU - Stomach with Duodenum: The stomach without omentum with the duodenum attached.  The mesentery is removed from the duodenum.   The contents are rinsed out with water through the sphincters, or through an incision on the lesser curvature of the stomach which must be specified when ordered.
  • STES - Stomach with Esophagus: The stomach without omentum with the esophagus (18” in length) attached.  The contents are rinsed out with water through the sphincters, or through an incision on the lesser curvature of the stomach which must be specified when ordered.
  • STESDU - Stomach with Esophagus and Duodenum: The stomach without omentum with the esophagus (18”) and duodenum (12”) attached.  The contents are rinsed out with water through the sphincters, or through an incision on the lesser curvature of the stomach which must be specified when ordered.
  • STESSP - Stomach with Esophagus and Spleen: The stomach without omentum with the esophagus (18”) and the spleen attached with the cranial and caudal splenic vascular bundles attached.  The contents are rinsed out with water through the sphincters, or through an incision on the lesser curvature of the stomach which must be specified when ordered.
  • STDUJ - Stomach with Duodenum and Jejunum: The stomach without omentum with the duodenum (12”) and the jejunum (40’) attached.  The jejunum can be cut to any specified length.  The mesentery is removed. The contents are rinsed out with water through the sphincters, or through an incision on the lesser curvature of the stomach which must be specified when ordered.
  • STOM - Stomach with Omentum: The stomach with greater omentum attached.   The contents are rinsed out with water through the sphincters, or through an incision on the lesser curvature of the stomach which must be specified when ordered.
  • STEOM - Stomach with Omentum and Esophagus: The stomach with the esophagus (12”) and the greater omentum attached.  The contents are rinsed out with water through the sphincters, or through an incision on the lesser curvature of the stomach which must be specified when ordered.
  • STLVGB - Stomach with Liver and Gall Bladder: The stomach with the liver and the gall bladder attached.  The bile duct can be tied off to retain the bile if desired.  The contents are rinsed out with water through the sphincters, or through an incision on the lesser curvature of the stomach which must be specified when ordered.
  • STGPAOM - Stomach with Gastropiploic Artery and Omentum: The stomach with the greater omentum and skeletonized gastroepiploic artery.
  • SLG - Sublingual Gland: Both right and left sublingual glands are harvested.
  • TNS - Tonsil Pair: Pharyngeal tonsils left and right.
  • TON - Tongue: The entire tongue is harvested up to the base.  There is no extra muscle attached.
  • UGIP - Upper Gastric Block: This tissue block is comprised of the stomach (contents rinsed out with water), the liver and gall bladder (with or without bile retained), pancreas and duodenum with mesentery (12” coiled length).

Fluids TISSUES

  • BI - Bile: Sold by the liter (smaller amounts can be requested).
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