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Five year results show success of first tissue engineered trachea transplant

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6365 (Published 23 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6365
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

The first tissue engineered airway transplantation remains successful five years on, with the patient enjoying a good quality of life and no immunological complications or rejection of the implanted airway.

In 2008 a 30 year old Colombian woman was given a new section of tissue engineered trachea after part of her own trachea collapsed as a result of complications of tuberculosis.1 An …

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