Vascularized tissue-engineered ears.

  title={Vascularized tissue-engineered ears.},
  author={Michael W. Neumeister and Tammy W Wu and Christopher Chambers},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  volume={117 1},
BACKGROUND A paucity of appropriate regional and local matching tissue can compromise the reconstruction efforts in areas of the body that require specialized tissue. The current study uses techniques of vascular prefabrication, tissue culturing, and capsule formation to form a vascularized ear construct that is reliably transferable on its blood supply. METHODS Thirty male Wistar rats (250 to 350 g) were anaesthetized. An incision was made over the right lower abdominal wall. A pocket was… CONTINUE READING