Animal models in pancreatic surgery: A plea for pork

Mark J. Truty, Rory L. Smoot

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

11 Scopus citations


There has been resurgence in the utilization of larger animal models in medicine over the last decade, particularly in the field of pancreatic research. With increasing pressures to more accurately replicate the human model prior to clinical application, an ideal animal model is necessary. Previous work in larger species (dog, pig) in pancreatic surgery research has identified several key anatomical differences that have led us to conclude that perhaps the swine is a model better fit for more accurate human representation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)546-550
Number of pages5
Issue number6
StatePublished - Oct 2008


  • Anatomy
  • Animal models
  • Canine
  • Dog
  • Pancreatic surgery
  • Pig
  • Swine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology


Dive into the research topics of 'Animal models in pancreatic surgery: A plea for pork'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this