Clinical Applications for Tissue Engineering in Rhinology


  • Emmanuel Prokopakis
  • Maria Doulaptsi
  • Alexander Karatzanis
  • Hideyuki Kawauchi

Received Date: 21.10.2018 Accepted Date: 06.03.2019 Turk Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2019;57(1):39-41

Tissue engineering implies a number of established techniques in several fields in medicine. A thorough review of current clinical applications for tissue engineering in rhinology is addressed. Current status, as well as, published in vivo studies is presented. Moreover, relevant clinical applications and future perspectives of tissue engineering are demonstrated. There is a lack of high quality clinical studies in the literature regarding the role of tissue engineering in the rhinology field. Further research is needed to translate this concept from bench to bedside.

Keywords: Cartilage, in vivo, reconstructive surgery, rhinoplasty