Regenerative medicine of the trachea: the first human case.

  title={Regenerative medicine of the trachea: the first human case.},
  author={Koichi Omori and Tatsuo Nakamura and Shinichi Kanemaru and Ryo Asato and Masaru Yamashita and Shinzo Tanaka and Akhmar Magrufov and Juichi Ito and Yasuhiko Shimizu},
  journal={The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology},
  volume={114 6},
OBJECTIVES The objective of the present study was to demonstrate regenerative medicine of the tracheal tissue by using an in situ tissue engineering technique for airway reconstruction. METHODS Based on the previous successful experimental animal studies, the current regenerative technique was applied to repair of the trachea of a 78-year-old woman with thyroid cancer. A Marlex mesh tube covered by collagen sponge was used as a tissue scaffold. The operative intervention included right… CONTINUE READING