Repair of Rabbit Facial Nerve with Amniotic Extracellular Matrix Based on Biological Material

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Objective: To evaluate the effects of amniotic extracellular matrix (AECM) on the repairation of facial nerve in rabbits. Methods: The transected nerve ends of the facial nerves of rabbits were then repaired with the AECM nerve conduit or an autologous nerve graft. After 3 months, the animals’ neural conductive velocity were determined. The myelinated fibers across the specimen were counted with histological examination. Results: The total count of medullated nerve fibers varied significantly, but the nerve conduction velocity had no significance between the AECM grafts and the autologous nerve grafts. Conclusion: AECM could become the biocompatible material for repairing the peripheral nerves.

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Helen Zhang and David Jin

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169-172

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.322.169

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Z. Gao et al., "Repair of Rabbit Facial Nerve with Amniotic Extracellular Matrix Based on Biological Material", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 322, pp. 169-172, 2011

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August 2011

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