elastic cartilage


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elastic cartilage

[i′las·tik ′kärt·lij]
(histology)
A type of cartilage containing elastic fibers in the matrix.
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My objective is to use stem cells that are already present in the tissue, normally responsible for everyday maintenance and repair, which can produce elastic cartilage. These chondroprogenitor cells have the ability to produce and react to tissue-specific developmental cues in order to regulate normal growth over the lifetime of the patient.
The difficulty of reconstitution is mainly related to the unique anatomical structure of the auricle, with fine skin covering, a thin and elastic cartilage, and small size vessels responsible for its perfusion.
RP associated abnormalities include particularly the involvement of elastic cartilage of the ear and nose, hyaline cartilage of peripheral joints, and cartilage of tracheobronchial tree.