vascularization

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vascularization

[‚vas·kyə·lə·rə′zā·shən]
(medicine)
Abnormal or excessive formation of blood vessels.
(physiology)
The formation of new blood vessels within tissue.
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Pancreatic islets transplanted into the kidney of a miniature pig and allowed to vascularize engraft well and are capable of regulating glucose levels immediately upon removal of the pancreas, researchers from Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA reported at the 18th International Congress of the Transplantation Society in Rome, Italy.
Extending the concept to humans, the idea would be to first transplant the donor islet into the kidney of the donor, allow it to vascularize, then transplant the kidney-islet graft into the recipient.
If and when approved for sale, Trimedyne believes its angiogenic cocktail could be injected with a syringe into the arrested hearts of the 450,000 persons that undergo coronary artery bypass surgery each year in the United States to more fully vascularize their hearts.