scar tissue


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scar tissue

[′skär ‚tish·ü]
(medicine)
Contracted, dense connective tissue that is formed by the healing process of a wound or diseased tissue.
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Collagen is deposited and the opening can become occluded by scar tissue.
There, the immune system recognizes them as a foreign invader, forming scar tissue that contains the eggs in a capsule called a granuloma.
The body's natural response to a heart attack is to release CGRP to facilitate crucial life-sustaining actions meant to minimize heart muscle damage, subsequent remodeling and scar tissue formation, while promoting the healing process.
Surgeons had to remove some of the scar tissue from previous operations to get at the appendix, said cardiologist Dr.
Soon after surgeons insert an implant into the breast, scar tissue forms around the capsule, Handel explains.
Covalon's Sirolimus-eluting graft coating technology and Sirolimus-eluting vascular wrap technology offer combination device products that release the drug at specific locations to impede scar tissue formation that often leads to graft failure in patients with grafts used as access ports for hemodialysis.
For the study, published in the journal Heart Lung and Circulation, researchers used mouse models to investigate the impact of 1,25D -- a form of Vitamin D that interacts with hormones -- on the cardiac colony-forming unit fibroblasts (cCFU-Fs)cells that form scar tissue after a heart attack.
Kenneth has had an op on the back of his heel and he's had quite a lot of scar tissue taken away," said Cardiff manager Neil Warnock.
a very complex process by which continuing inflammation causes vital organs to lose their function as normal tissue is replaced by fibrotic scar tissue.
The 48-year-old, who partners Brendan Cole in the BBC dancing competition, was forced to change last weekend's Salsa routine at the last minute due to g an injury during training where she tore the scar tissue from a double mastectomy that she underwent in 2013 after being diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time.
In DMD, scar tissue progressively aggregates in the heart, leading to a deterioration of cardiac function for which treatment options are limited.
An adhesion is scar tissue that can make your tissues or organs inside your body stick together.