Repairing peripheral nerve defects by vein grafts filled with adipose tissue derived stromal vascular fraction: an experimental study in rats

ÖZKAN H. S., Silistreli O. K., Ergur B., Irkoren S.

ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY, vol.22, no.1, pp.7-11, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


BACKGROUND: There are many studies in the literature combining vein grafts with cell cultures, muscle, tendon, and nerve tissues, but none of them could replace isolated nerve grafts for nerve repair in clinical settings. There are studies in the literature indicating that adipose tissue derived stromal vascular fraction (SVF) enhances peripheral nerve healing. Considering these facts, an experimental study was performed in rats based on combining SVF with vein grafts for peripheral nerve defect repairs.