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Tissue Engineering of Genitourinary Organs

  • J. J. Yoo
  • A. Atala
Conference paper
Part of the Ernst Schering Research Foundation Workshop book series (SCHERING FOUND, volume 35)

Abstract

Congenital abnormalities, cancer, trauma, infection, inflammation, iatrogenic injuries, and other conditions may lead to genitourinary organ damage or loss, requiring eventual reconstruction. Whenever there is a lack of native urological tissue, reconstruction may be performed with native non-urological tissues (skin, gastrointestinal segments or mucosa from multiple body sites), homologous tissues (cadaver fascia, cadaver or donor kidney), heterologous tissues (bovine collagen), or artificial materials (silicone, polyurethane, Teflon).

Keywords

Vesicoureteral Reflux Tissue Engineer Urothelial Cell Polymer Scaffold Penile Prosthesis 
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  • A. Atala

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