Tissue engineered fetal skin constructs for paediatric burns.

@article{Hohlfeld2005TissueEF,
  title={Tissue engineered fetal skin constructs for paediatric burns.},
  author={Judith Anne Hohlfeld and Anthony Stephan de Buys Roessingh and Nathalie Hirt-Burri and Pascal Chaubert and Stefan Gerber and Corinne Scaletta and Patrick Pr Hohlfeld and Lee Ann Applegate},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2005},
  volume={366 9488},
  pages={840-2}
}
Autologous skin-grafting is the gold standard for treatment of deep second and third degree burns. Available bioengineered skin products also necessitate this two-step surgical procedure. Therefore, we developed fetal skin constructs to improve healing of such degree burns. A bank of fetal skin cells was developed from one organ donation (4 cm2 of skin allowing the preparation of several million three-dimensional skin constructs, 9x12 cm, on native horse collagen). Successive fetal constructs… CONTINUE READING

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