It was the end of a long battle for Ciaran Finn-Lynch, born with a windpipe that was essentially too narrow to function. Several prior attempts to rebuild his trachea had bought him some time, but last November complications with a tracheal stent had once again caused massive bleeding. His surgeons had few options but to turn to an innovative approach to rebuilding an airway using a donor trachea, which would be “fleshed out” with Ciaran’s own cells so that his body would not reject the tissue. So far, so good! Read the full story here. The procedure had been sucessfully carried out an adult woman several years ago: Lab grown windpipe: another adult stem cell success.
August 6, 2010
A major advance for tracheal stenosis using adult stem cells
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