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The fibrous connective tissue covering cartilage, except at joints.



connective tissue that invests cartilage. Perichondrial cells become differentiated into cartilaginous cells at the same time as the dense homogeneous basic matter of the cartilage forms. In young organisms the perichondrium is converted to periosteum in the process of the development of bone from cartilage.

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Sub- perichondrial resection of all deformed cartilages was done.
Advances in the understanding of chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helices: the perichondrial vasculitis theory.
The sternohyoid, thyrohyoid, and omohyoid muscles are divided along the inferior border of the hyoid bone and reflected downward, while the external thyroid perichondrium is incised along the superior border from the base of the cornu to the thyroid notch, and an inferiorly based thyroid perichondrial flap is created and dissected, exposing the superior half of the lamina (figure 2).
The swelling did not involve the perichondrial layer of the thyroid cartilage.
Bruns J, Kersten P, Lierse W, Silbermann M: Autologous rib perichondrial grafts in experimentally induced osteochondral lesions in the sheep-knee joint: Morphological results.
At this juncture, dissection is made below the perichondrial layer.
After flap elevation, the anterior and posterior edges of the helical rim, which were pedicled on the medial perichondrial flap, were advanced and reapproximated; redundant soft tissue on the medial side of the auricle was excised and closed.
By using a cartilage plate with a strip of perichondrium still attached, the perichondrial part of the graft was pulled through this tunnel by using a small hook.