Construction of a tracheal pouch in rabbits

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A tracheal pouch containing 8-9 cartilage rings was constructed in rabbits. The histology of the pouch showed intact cartilaginous rings, submucosa and mucosa. Plasma cells were present in the lamina propria. The pouches could be maintained free of infection for extended periods. The pouch mucus contained secretory IgA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-211
Number of pages5
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1983


  • Rabbit tracheal pouch
  • Secretory IgA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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