JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.27, pp.1354-1360, 2016 (SCI-Expanded)
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JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Composite grafts, neovascularization, stem cell, HYPERBARIC-OXYGEN THERAPY, SKIN FLAP, SURVIVAL, TISSUE, RATS, DIFFERENTIATION
Kocaeli University Affiliated:
Objective: Chondrocutaneous composite grafts figure among the reconstruction alternatives for alar rim defects resulting from tumor resection and trauma. The major problem with composite grafts is the limited graft survival area. In the present study, the authors aimed to increase the survival area of composite grafts by utilizing the ability of stem cells to promote neovascularization which is crucial in composite graft viability.