Bottom line: Cartilaginous tissue regeneration using a bioengineered trachea with autologous chondrocytes derived from costal cartilage is the first step toward developing an artificial trachea with regenerated cartilage.
Explore This IssueSeptember 2013
Citation: Nomoto M, Nomoto Y, Tada Y, et al. Bioengineered trachea using autologous chondrocytes for regeneration of tracheal cartilage in a rabbit model. Laryngoscope. 2013;123:2195-2201.
—Reviewed by Amy Eckner