Esterified hyaluronic acid improves cartilage viability in experimental tracheal reconstruction with an auricular graft

Temiz A., KAZIKDAS K. C., Ergur B., Tugyan K., Bozok S., Kaya D., ...More

OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD AND NECK SURGERY, vol.143, no.6, pp.772-778, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of esterified hyaluronic acid (HYAFF) on the vitality of auricular cartilage grafts used for tracheoplasty, with respect to macroscopic and microscopic parameters.