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Tissue engineering for Tracheal replacement: strategies and challenges

Abdul Samat, Asmak and Yahaya, Badrul Hisham and Abdul Hamid, Zuratul Ain and Jaafar, Mariatti (2022) Tissue engineering for Tracheal replacement: strategies and challenges. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. ISSN 0065-2598 E-ISSN 2214-8019 (In Press)

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The critical feature in trachea replacement is to provide a hollow cylindrical framework that is laterally stable and longitudinally flexible, facilitating cartilage and epithelial tissue formation. Despite advanced techniques and sources of materials used, most inherent challenges are related to the complexity of its anatomy. Limited blood supply leads to insufficient regenerative capacity for cartilage and epithelium. Natural and synthetic scaffolds, different types of cells, and growth factors are part of tissue engineering approaches with varying outcomes. Pre-vascularization remains one of the crucial factors to expedite the regenerative process in tracheal reconstruction. This review discusses the challenges and strategies used in tracheal tissue engineering, focusing on scaffold implantation in clinical and preclinical studies conducted in recent decades.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cartilage, epithelium, tissue engineering, trachea replacement, vascularisation
Subjects: Q Science > QP Physiology
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Dentistry > Department of Fundamental Dental and Medical Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Asmak Abdul Samat
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2022 16:24
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2022 16:24
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/98856

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