Tissue engineering: A promising therapeutic approach to necrotizing enterocolitis

Christa N. Grant, Tracy C. Grikscheit

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Tissue engineering is a promising potential candidate for treating intestinal failure resulting from necrotizing enterocolitis. This requires the acquisition, preparation and implantation of autologous organoid units. This may be affected by the complexities of periods of storage of viable donor tissue and delayed implantation. This chapter addresses the development, methodology, and application of tissue-engineered intestine in the experimental and clinical setting. Tissue engineering has the potential of avoiding the inherent toxicities of intestinal transplantation and prolonged immunosuppression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)112-116
Number of pages5
JournalSeminars in pediatric surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery


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