Combination of extrinsic and intrinsic pathways significantly accelerates axial vascularization of bioartificial tissues.


BACKGROUND In this study, the authors present a modification of the arteriovenous loop model that combines extrinsic and intrinsic vascularization modes to enhance vascularization of bioartificial matrices. METHODS An arteriovenous loop was created in the medial thighs of 24 rats. The loop was placed in a newly developed titanium chamber, which was… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3182361f97


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