The present report describes a viable, isolated, perfused, human, tumor-bearing limb model suitable for the study of human host-tumor metabolism. The model is hemodynamically stable with high flow rates (50 cc/kg/min) and low perfusion pressures (mean, 77.2 mm Hg) which are stable over time. Metabolically, the preparation is viable with initial oxygen and glucose uptake 0.88 cc/kg/min and 0.029 mmole/kg/min, respectively. These parameters and lactate concentrations do not change significantly with time.
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