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3D Tissue Scaffolds to Improve Nipple Reconstruction Technique

by Ramya Rachamanti on May 15, 2019 at 7:45 PM
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3D Tissue Scaffolds to Improve Nipple Reconstruction Technique

New methods for improving the outcome of reconstruction surgery among breast cancer patients were published in the Tissue Engineering, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.

In the article, "Nipple Reconstruction: A Regenerative Medicine Approach using 3D Printed Tissue Scaffolds", Dietmar Hutmacher, PhD, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, and colleagues review the evolution of nipple reconstruction techniques from more established local skin flap surgical methods to modern tissue engineering approaches.

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The authors ultimately advocate and provide support for a combination of 3D printed biomaterial scaffolds with autologous cell seeding and in situ expansion.

"Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine have the potential to dramatically improve current practices regarding nipple reconstruction," says Tissue Engineering Co-Editor-in-Chief Antonios G. Mikos, PhD, Louis Calder Professor at Rice University, Houston, TX. "This review paper provides an invaluable summary of current research and an informative roadmap for future research to improve these reconstruction techniques with innovative biofabrication technologies."



Source: Eurekalert
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