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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Also, a radiologist may find it difficult to distinguish calcium deposits in the scar tissue around the implant from a breast tumor when he or she is interpreting the mammogram.
The team studied specially bred mice with fibrosis to see if removing the alpha v integrin molecule on myofibroblasts will reduce the amount of scar tissue in their organs.
Kormanik is also able to modify the amount and direction of tension based on scar tissue adhesion and assess the health of the entire area.
There was nothing torn and nothing untoward and the removal of the scar tissue should solve the problem.
Furthermore, build up of scar tissue makes it challenging for us to perform repeat surgeries, and any improvement would be welcomed by neurosurgeons and their patients.
The theory is that if you have a big heart attack, your doctor can just inject these three genes into the scar tissue during surgery and change it back into heart muscle.
As one of the first doctors in the country trained to perform the revolutionary Focused Aspiration of Scar Tissue (FAST (TM)) procedure, Josh Hackel, M.
Werth (wrist surgery) had targeted a return of early June, but suffered a setback when inflammation developed in scar tissue near the wrist.
The Austrian team's new technique is less likely to work in men, Frauscher says, because male incontinence often turns up after prostate surgery, and the scar tissue would be likely to prevent stem cells from rebuilding the muscle.
2] laser or cold instruments is that scar tissue formation, often significant in nature, is inevitable.
Boss Joe Royle confirmed last night that Ferguson had surgery to remove scar tissue last week.