Is there a need for smooth muscle cell transplantation in urethral reconstruction?

@article{Silva2014IsTA,
  title={Is there a need for smooth muscle cell transplantation in urethral reconstruction?},
  author={Luis Fernando Arenas da Silva and Lionel A Micol and Dorien M. Tiemessen and Toin H. van Kuppevelt and Peter Frey and Egbert Oosterwijk and Paul J. Geutjes and Wout F. J. Feitz},
  journal={Tissue engineering. Part A},
  year={2014},
  volume={20 9-10},
  pages={1542-9}
}
BACKGROUND Hypospadias and urethral strictures are conditions requiring additional tissue for reconstruction. Due to a limited source of tissue, autologous skin and oral mucosa are frequently used. However, long-term follow-up studies demonstrated significant complications and diminished quality of life. Recently, a variety of tubular biodegradable… CONTINUE READING