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Abdominal wall reconstruction

Abdominal wall reconstruction  

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Indications:• Trauma.• Tumour: Desmoid, Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans.• Radiation.• Infection: Gas gangrene, Necrotizing fasciitis.• Iatrogenic: Incisional hernia.• Congenital: Omphalocoele, ...
collagen

collagen  

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n. a protein that is the principal constituent of white fibrous connective tissue (as occurs in tendons). Collagen is also found in skin, bone, cartilage, and ligaments. It is relatively inelastic ...
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans

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A-Z of Plastic Surgery

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2009
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Medicine and health, Surgery
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• Considered a malignant form of fibrohistiocytic tumour, though metastasis is virtually unknown. Tendency to local recurrence. • Usually arises

dermatological disorders

dermatological disorders  

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The skin is a complex tissue that serves as a barrier to fluid loss and to the entry of pathogenic organisms; it must be flexible but nevertheless withstand mechanical stress and abrasion. The ...
PDGF

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Platelet-derived growth factor (see growth factor).
sarcoma

sarcoma  

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A malignant tumour derived from connective tissue cells, e.g. osteosarcoma (from bone). Some sarcomas are of viral origin: see Rous sarcoma virus; S180; src gene.

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