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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 143 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.otohns.2010.07.007
  • Title of Journal : OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD AND NECK SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.772-778

Abstract

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.