Tissue-engineered autologous urethras for patients who need reconstruction: an observational study

@article{RayaRivera2011TissueengineeredAU,
  title={Tissue-engineered autologous urethras for patients who need reconstruction: an observational study},
  author={Atl{\'a}ntida M Raya-Rivera and Diego R Esquiliano and James J Yoo and Esther L{\'o}pez-Bayghen and Anthony Atala},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2011},
  volume={377},
  pages={1175-1182}
}
BACKGROUND Complex urethral problems can occur as a result of injury, disease, or congenital defects and treatment options are often limited. Urethras, similar to other long tubularised tissues, can stricture after reconstruction. We aimed to assess the effectiveness of tissue-engineered urethras using patients' own cells in patients who needed urethral reconstruction. METHODS Five boys who had urethral defects were included in the study. A tissue biopsy was taken from each patient, and the… CONTINUE READING

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