Histologic evaluation of connective tissue grafts in humans.

@article{Harris2003HistologicEO,
  title={Histologic evaluation of connective tissue grafts in humans.},
  author={Randall J Harris},
  journal={The International journal of periodontics & restorative dentistry},
  year={2003},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={575-83}
}
The goal of this study was to evaluate the histologic composition of connective tissue grafts removed from the area palatal of the first molar through the premolars. In spite of attempts to remove the epithelium, it remained in 24 of 30 grafts (80%). The incisal portion of the connective tissue graft was comprised of lamina propria. The mean depth of the lamina propria was 3.2 mm (65.2% of the graft). Apical to the lamina propria was the submucosa, which was primarily composed of adipose tissue… CONTINUE READING
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