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Descriptor English:   Tissue Expansion Devices 
Descriptor Spanish:   Dispositivos de Expansión Tisular 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Dispositivos para Expansão de Tecidos 
Synonyms English:   Tissue Expanders, Vacuum
Device, Tissue Expansion
Devices, Tissue Expansion
Expander, Tissue
Expander, Vacuum Tissue
Expanders, Tissue
Expanders, Vacuum Tissue
Tissue Expander
Tissue Expander, Vacuum
Tissue Expansion Device
Vacuum Tissue Expander
Tissue Expanders
Vacuum Tissue Expanders  
Tree Number:   E07.695.800
E07.858.886
Definition English:   Devices used to generate extra soft tissue in vivo to be used in surgical reconstructions. They exert stretching forces on the tissue and thus stimulate new growth and result in TISSUE EXPANSION. They are commonly inflatable reservoirs, usually made of silicone, which are implanted under the tissue and gradually inflated. Other tissue expanders exert stretching forces by attaching to outside of the body, for example, vacuum tissue expanders. Once the tissue has grown, the expander is removed and the expanded tissue is used to cover the area being reconstructed. 
See Related English:   Tissue Expansion
 
History Note English:   90 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AE adverse effects CL classification
EC economics ES ethics
HI history MI microbiology
PS parasitology PX psychology
ST standards SN statistics & numerical data
SD supply & distribution TD trends
UT utilization VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   24893 
Unique Identifier:   D015625 

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