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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 47  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 274-279

The current role of tissue engineering in head and neck reconstruction


1 Department of Plastic Surgery, Royal Marsden Hospital, Fulham Road, SW3 6JJ, London, United Kingdom
2 Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Royal Marsden Hospital, Fulham Road, SW3 6JJ, London, United Kingdom

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N Jallali
Department of Plastic Surgery, Royal Marsden Hospital, Fulham Road, SW3 6JJ, London
United Kingdom
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-509X.64722

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Tissue engineering is an emerging field that has the potential to revolutionize the field of reconstructive surgery by providing off-the-shelf replacement products. The literature has become replete with tissue engineering studies, and the aim of this article is to review the contemporary application of tissue-engineered products. The use of tissue-engineered cartilage, bone and nerve in head and neck reconstruction is discussed.






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