Extracellular matrix as a scaffold for laryngeal reconstruction.

@article{Huber2003ExtracellularMA,
  title={Extracellular matrix as a scaffold for laryngeal reconstruction.},
  author={Jessica E. Huber and Alan R. Spievack and Abby Simmons-Byrd and Robert Ringel and Stephen F. Badylak},
  journal={The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology},
  year={2003},
  volume={112 5},
  pages={428-33}
}
Porcine-derived xenogeneic extracellular matrix (ECM) has been successfully used as a scaffold for tissue repair and reconstruction in numerous preclinical animal studies and human applications. These scaffolds are completely and rapidly degraded and replaced by host-derived tissues that frequently mimic the original tissue composition and architecture. The purpose of the present study was to examine the morphology of ECM scaffolds after their use for laryngeal reconstruction. Thirty adult… CONTINUE READING

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