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The Effect of Iloprost in the Healing of Colonic Anastomosis in Rats under Chemotherapy with Irinotecan.

TitleThe Effect of Iloprost in the Healing of Colonic Anastomosis in Rats under Chemotherapy with Irinotecan.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsArapoglou, S., Kambaroudis A., Grivas I., Delis G. A., Karkos C., Ballas K., Zacharioudakis G., Petras P., Aftzoglou M., Gouziotis I., Koliakos G., Karakwta M., & Hahalis G.
JournalChirurgia (Bucur)
Date Published2017 Nov-Dec
KeywordsAnastomosis, Surgical, Animals, Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic, Camptothecin, Colectomy, Disease Models, Animal, Iloprost, Injections, Intraperitoneal, Male, Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors, Rats, Rats, Wistar, Treatment Outcome, Wound Healing

PURPOSE: We have investigated the possible positive effect of iloprost in the healing of colonic anastomosis, in rats under intraperitoneal chemotherapy with irinotecan.METHOD: Forty male Wistar rats have been divided into four groups. They underwent a partial colectomy and a termino-terminal anastomosis. They were administered, intraperitoneally, saline (group 1), irinotecan (group 2), iloprost (group 3), or irinotecan and iloprost (Group 4). After the sacrifice of the animals what followed was an autopsy, a macroscopic examination and the measurement of the anastomotic rupture pressure. A portion of the anastomosis was sent over for histological examination and determination of hydroxyproline levels. The frequency of the leakage from the anastomosis was considered as significantly increased in group 2 compared with the other groups. In group 2, a significantly greater degree of adhesions, compared to all the remaining groups, was observed. The bursting pressure of the anastomosis was significantly lower in group 2, as compared with all the remaining groups, and significantly increased in the group 4 compared with group 2. Leukocytosis, fibroblasts, the neocollagen and the levels of hydroxyproline in group 4 showed significantly increased values, compared with group 2. The angiogenesis was significantly increased in groups 3 and 4 compared with group 2. Intraperitoneal administration of iloprost after colectomy, termino-terminal anastomosis and intraperitoneal administration of irinotecan promotes the healing process of the colon anastomoses as it competes the inhibitory effect of irinotecan.

Alternate JournalChirurgia (Bucur)
PubMed ID29288613


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