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Tissue Expansion MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Tissue Expansion
Tree Number(s)
E04.680.800
Unique ID
D015626
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D015626
Scope Note
A procedure whereby the body is stimulated to generate extra soft tissue by the application of stretching forces that stimulate new growth of tissue which, over a period of time, results in a 2-dimensional expansion of the tissue. The procedure is used in reconstructive surgery for injuries caused by trauma, burns, or ablative surgery. Various types of TISSUE EXPANSION DEVICES have been developed that exert stretching forces.
Previous Indexing
Surgery, Plastic (1980-1989)
Surgical Flaps (1983-1989)
See Also
Bone Lengthening
Tissue Engineering
Tissue Expansion Devices
Public MeSH Note
90
History Note
90
Date Established
1990/01/01
Date of Entry
1989/04/07
Revision Date
2009/07/14
Tissue Expansion Preferred
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