Contamination, infection and inflammation control in an experimental mucosal cyst model using athymic nude mice
Includes Bibliographical references (leaves 83- 94).Forty-three male athymic nude mice were implanted with human vaginal mucosal cysts under general anaesthesia with Ketamine [25mg/kg] and Medetomidine [0.5mg/kg]. Cysts in 37 mice were recovered after 9 weeks of growth. twenty three cyst linings had retained the original structure of the vaginal epithelium. No marked deifference was present between the thickness of 9 week old linings and donor vaginal epithelium. The contaminants isolated from the skin of mice before implantation were mainly normal commercals of healthy experimental animals. There was no distinct difference in the number of cases with intact cyst formation between the terramycin/vitamin cocktaik group. The frequency of poor wound healing and/ or murine epidermis ingrowth was three times higher in animals stitched with silk sutures that in those cases where nylon sutures were used.