Prosthetic reconstruction of the trachea in rabbits


Isik A., Seren E., Kaklikkaya I., Bektas D., Imamoglu M., Muhtar H., ...More

JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.43, no.2, pp.281-286, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.281-286

Abstract

Background. Various tracheal reconstruction techniques have been developed for stenosis. Different types of grafts, flaps and synthetic materials have been used for reconstruction of the defect when primary anastomosis was unsuccessful or not indicated. The mentioned reconstruction methods have limited success. Polytetrafluoro-ethylene (PTFE) prosthesis is a microporous polymer and has been applied for implantation on a wide range. It is also appropriate for tracheal reconstruction.