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Tissue Expansion Summary

Description: A procedure whereby the body is stimulated to generate extra soft tissue by the application of stretching forces that stimulate new growth of tissue which, over a period of time, results in a 2-dimensional expansion of the tissue. The procedure is used in reconstructive surgery for injuries caused by trauma, burns, or ablative surgery. Various types of TISSUE EXPANSION DEVICES have been developed that exert stretching forces.

Also Known As: Expansion, Tissue; Expansions, Tissue; Tissue Expansions

Networked: 412 relevant articles (18 outcomes, 17 trials/studies) for this Therapy

Key Diseases for which Tissue Expansion is Relevant

  1. Wounds and Injuries (Trauma) : 4 outcomes 4 studies in 55 results
  2. Alopecia (Baldness) : 3 outcomes 1 study in 45 results
  3. Infection : 2 outcomes 1 study in 21 results
  4. Nevus (Nevi) : 2 outcomes in 15 results
  5. Burns : 1 outcome 4 studies in 71 results
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Drugs Related to Tissue Expansion

  1. Intercellular Signaling Peptides and Proteins (Growth Factors)
  2. Cytokines
  3. Fluorouracil (Carac)
  4. Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan)
  5. bevacizumab
  6. Plastics
  7. Lidocaine (Xylocaine)
  8. Cosmetics
  9. Silicones
  10. Hyaluronic Acid (Hyaluronan)
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Therapies Related to Tissue Expansion

  1. Transplants (Transplant)
  2. Transplantation (Transplant Recipients)
  3. Mammaplasty (Breast Reconstruction)
  4. Mastectomy (Mammectomy)
  5. Arthroplasty
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