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[Histomorphologic findings in human expanded tissue].

Authors
  • Stark, G B
  • Jaeger, K
  • Rhades, J C
Type
Published Article
Journal
Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, plastische Chirurgie : Organ der Deutschsprachigen Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Handchirurgie : Organ der Deutschsprachigen Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Mikrochirurgie der Peripheren Nerven und Gefässe : Organ der Vereinigung der Deutschen Plastischen Chirurgen
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1992
Volume
24
Issue
1
Pages
50–54
Identifiers
PMID: 1568677
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Forty biopsies from 22 patients undergoing tissue expansion were examined histologically. Expanded skin demonstrated a generally unconspicious morphology of the epidermis, dermis and subcutis. Adnexal organs of the skin were preserved. Mean epidermal thickness was increased to 710 +/- 240 microns compared to 624 +/- 215 microns in the controls. The tissue expanders were bordered by a richly vascularized connective tissue capsule with a very variable mean thickness of 795 +/- 712 microns. These histologic findings in human tissues support experimental evidence for a real increase in tissue by expansion.

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