UNIT 1.10 Survival Surgery: Removal of the Spleen or Thymus
Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
Copyright © 2003 by John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Lab Protocol Title
Current Protocols in Immunology
How to Cite
Reeves, J., Reeves, P. and Chin, L. T. 2001. Survival Surgery: Removal of the Spleen or Thymus. Current Protocols in Immunology. 2:III:1.10:1.10.1–1.10.11.
- Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
- Published Print: JUN 1992
Although for most experiments lymphoid tissue is removed from the freshly sacrificed animal, there are several circumstances which require the surgical removal, under anesthesia, of either the thymus or spleen, and the recovery of the animal for further investigation. This unit describes survival surgery for removal of the adult spleen as well as the adult and neonatal thymus of the mouse.