Modified noble plication for the prevention of intestinal intussusception after renal transplantation in dogs

Andrew E. Kyles, Clare R. Gregory, Stephen M Griffey, Lynda Bernsteen, Randall E. Morris

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Intestinal intussusception is a frequent problem after experimental transplantation in dogs. This report describes the safety and efficacy of performing a modified Noble plication for the prevention of intussusception. Heterotopic renal transplantation and plication was performed in 20 dogs. Dogs were killed when the serum creatinine concentration exceeded 7 mg/dL because of acute rejection (19 dogs) or venous occlusion (1 dog). Gastrointestinal signs were commonly observed, but no dog experienced an intestinal intussusception, compared to 3 of 14 dogs (21%) previously treated using a similar immunosuppressive regimen. This study supports the routine use of enteroplication in dogs undergoing renal transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-166
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Investigative Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2003



  • Dog
  • Enteroplication
  • Intussusception
  • Renal transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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