Cryopreservation of the tracheal grafts: Review and perspective.

@article{Nakanishi2009CryopreservationOT,
  title={Cryopreservation of the tracheal grafts: Review and perspective.},
  author={Ryoichi Nakanishi},
  journal={Organogenesis},
  year={2009},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={113-8}
}
Transplantation of the trachea may become the preferred method for the reconstruction of extensive tracheal defects, however, several unresolved problems must be addressed, such as immunosuppression, preservation and donor shortage. In this manuscript, the cryopreservation of tracheal grafts is reviewed, which potentially is associated with a lessened immunological response. Cryopreservation may be used clinically for long-term preservation and may solve the donor shortage. It is very important… CONTINUE READING