Excision of the distal half of the small intestine of rabbits does not produce liver toxicity, except that the length of bowel excised in rabbits was relatively less than the length bypassed in obese patients. A difference in liver toxicity between bypass and excision procedures may be factual. The reliability of data transfer from animals to humans must always be questioned. The rabbit population studied was not obese nor was there weight loss produced by the surgery. Additional clinical and experimental investigations are indicated.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1971|