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Tissue expanders

tissue expanders

Inflatable reservoirs, usually made of silicone, which are implanted subcutaneously in order to generate tissue needed for surgical reconstruction. After implantation, the reservoir is inflated over several weeks by percutaneous injection of fluid. Once the tissue has grown, the expander is surgically removed and the expanded skin is used to cover the area being reconstructed.


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... decreased or otherwise altered cells for use in a human cellular or tissue-based product (HCT/P). Categories of Biological Products Remaining ... (for example clotting factors), blood substitutes, plasma volume expanders, human or animal polyclonal antibody preparations including radiolabeled ...

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