The reduction of extraneural scarring with buccal mucosa graft wrapping around the sciatic nerve: an experimental study in a rat model


Baltu Y., UZUN H., ÖZGENEL G. Y.

JOURNAL OF PLASTIC SURGERY AND HAND SURGERY, vol.51, no.4, pp.259-263, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/2000656x.2016.1241790
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PLASTIC SURGERY AND HAND SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.259-263

Abstract

Background: The postoperative development of epineural and extraneural scar tissue adversely affects peripheral nerve surgery outcomes. Although several surgical methods, pharmacological agents, and chemical materials have been used to prevent epineural scar formation in both clinical and experimental models, the results are still unsatisfactory. The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of buccal mucosa graft (BMG) wrapping on epineural scarring in an adult rat model.