Tissue Engineering of the Esophagus

Authored by: Stephen F. Badylak , Thomas W. Gilbert , Alejandro Nieponice

Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Second Edition

Print publication date:  May  2008
Online publication date:  May  2008

Print ISBN: 9781420078022
eBook ISBN: 9781498761437
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EBBE2-120041907

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Abstract

This entry discusses the clinical problems related to the esophagus and animal models of esophageal pathology, and reviews generative medicine and tissue engineering principles as they relate to replacement and reinforcement of injured missing esophageal tissue.

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