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Title
Endoscopic procurement of tympano-ossicular allografts : alternative to the transcranial or retroauricular technique
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Abstract
A tympano-ossicular tissue bank complying with European Union regulations on human allografts is feasible and critical to assure that the patient receives tissue which is safe, individually checked and prepared in a suitable environment. The transcranial procurement technique has become the standard approach to procure tympano-ossicular allografts since the 1970s because it can provide en bloc allografts. Over the last 1020 years, en bloc allografts have been abandoned and only the malleus (hammer) is left attached to the tympanic membrane. This modification enables introduction of the transmeatal procurement technique. Transmeatal procurement using readily available nasal 0° and 30° endoscopes is a feasible alternative which avoids contact with the dura mater and is not esthetically invasive to the donor. It involves a more time-consuming procurement but avoids the need for preparation of the temporal bone plug and is therefore generally more time-efficient.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Cell and tissue banking. - London, 2000, currens
Publication
London : 2013
ISSN
1389-9333
1573-6814 [online]
Volume/pages
14:3(2013), p. 511-514
ISI
000322677900019
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UAntwerpen
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Last edited 14.09.2017
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