[Use of cartilage transplants in middle ear surgery. A histologic long-term study of cartilage implants].

@article{Steinbach1992UseOC,
  title={[Use of cartilage transplants in middle ear surgery. A histologic long-term study of cartilage implants].},
  author={E. Steinbach and Bernd Karger and Henning Hildmann},
  journal={Laryngo- rhino- otologie},
  year={1992},
  volume={71 1},
  pages={11-4}
}
30 autogenic and allogenic (homologous) cartilage grafts removed from the middle ear after an average time of 9 years and a maximal time of 25 years were studied by light microscopy. Half of the grafts showed signs of cellular vitality. Degeneration and avital cells are predominant in all grafts. Persisting residual vitality does not influence resorption and matrix necrosis in other areas of the graft. More than two thirds show structural changes by cellular resorption, infraction and… CONTINUE READING

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