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Gugatschka, M; Ohno, S; Saxena, A; Hirano, S.
Regenerative medicine of the larynx. Where are we today? A review.
J Voice. 2012; 26(5):670.e7-670.13
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Gugatschka Markus
Saxena Amulya Kumar
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Abstract:
Tissue engineering is a multidimensional process combining cells, scaffold matrices, and chemical signals to produce a structure similar to a target tissue. These techniques have opened a completely new field in diagnosis and therapy in numerous fields, including that of laryngology. Laryngeal tissue engineering has emerged in the last decade, although clinical applications are rare. The reasons therefore are numerous including ethical reasons, as well as the extremely complex anatomical structure of the vocal fold. The search for new treatment options has also enlarged our knowledge about the microphysiology and micropathophysiology of the vocal fold. To date, only specific growth factors are in clinical use for treatment of vocal fold atrophy. Big advances have been made in creating state-of-the-art scaffolds with various techniques including biomaterials as well as fully synthetic polymers. These scaffolds are supposed to provide an optimal environment for residual or implanted cells. Several in vitro settings showed practicability of these scaffolds, also in studying effects of growth factors. Cell therapy is a powerful tool in regenerative medicine but bears the uncertainty of possible malignant transformation. The aim of this review was to give a comprehensive overview about current knowledge in the field of laryngeal tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, including restoration of both vocal folds and laryngeal cartilage, and furthermore to elucidate further trends in this fascinating field.
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