Commentary on "The use of silicone tubes in end-to-side nerve grafting: an experimental study" by Gravvanis et al.

Commentary on "The use of silicone tubes in end-to-side nerve grafting: an experimental study" by... Eur J Plast Surg (2003) 26:116–117 DOI 10.1007/s00238-003-0502-0 INVITED COMMENTAR Y M. Frey Commentary on “The use of silicone tubes in end-to-side nerve grafting: an experimental study” by Gravvanis et al. Published online: 1 May 2003 © Springer-Verlag 2003 Dr. Gravvanis and coworkers [4] present an interesting Unfortunately, nerve biopsies were taken only from experimental study on the possibility of generating not the proximal area of the end-to-side suture site, none in only additional sources of reinnervation by end-to-side front of it. It would have been of interest to determine neurorrhaphy but also by covering distances between the whether there is an increase in the number of fibers at a recipient and the donor nerves by silicone tubes instead higher level, as we reported recently. No values are pre- of nerve grafts. Silicone tubes alone seem to have a high sented for the normal unoperated nerves, and thus a con- failure rate, but silicone tubes seeded with Schwann cells trol group is completely missing. Changes in the donor result in similar regeneration rates as nerve grafts. Al- nerve cannot be excluded because a comparison with the though their contribution contains important information control values is missing. on the possibilities http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Commentary on "The use of silicone tubes in end-to-side nerve grafting: an experimental study" by Gravvanis et al.

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2003 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-003-0502-0
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