Artificial Trachea, by Chris Carr

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Background

Figure 1. Diagram of a trachea [A]
Figure 1. Diagram of a trachea [A]

The trachea, also known as the windpipe, is the passage way that leads to your lungs from your mouth and nose.


[A] http://www.webmd.com/lung/picture-of-the-trachea

History

1981 - Start of skin tissue engineering of epithelial cells [2]

2008 - First artificial trachea implanted with patient's stem cells [1]

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[1] http://singularityhub.com/2011/07/09/in-medical-first-doctors-implant-lab-grown-synthetic-trachea-into-patient/

[2] http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/470251_3

Health Issues

Trachea Cancer, etc.

Current Technology

Transplants

cadavers

Artificial Trachea

PET material

Procedure and Side Effects

References

Media

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