Ureteral Reconstruction in Goats Using Tissue-Engineered Templates and Subcutaneous Preimplantation.

  title={Ureteral Reconstruction in Goats Using Tissue-Engineered Templates and Subcutaneous Preimplantation.},
  author={Paul Kjd de Jonge and Marije Sloff and Heinz P Janke and Luuk R M Versteegden and Barbara B.M. Kortmann and Robert P. E. de Gier and Paul J. Geutjes and Egbert Oosterwijk and Wouter F. J. Feitz},
  journal={Tissue engineering. Part A},
  volume={24 11-12},
Repair of long ureteral defects often requires long graft tissues and extensive surgery. This is associated with complications, including a lack of suitable tissue and graft site morbidity. Tissue engineering may provide an attractive alternative to the autologous graft tissues. In this study, ureteral repair using (preimplanted) tubular collagen-Vicryl templates was evaluated in a new goat model. Tubular templates were prepared from tubularized Vicryl meshes and 0.7% type-I collagen (length… Expand
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