Injerto de Dacrón

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Definición

Un injerto de Dacrón es un material sintético (artificial) que se utiliza para reemplazar tejidos corporales normales. Generalmente se fabrica en forma tubular para reemplazar o reparar vasos sanguíneos.

El injerto causa muy pocas reacciones, dado que es químicamente inocuo y el cuerpo lo tolera fácilmente. Cuando se emplea en vasos sanguíneos, el cuerpo finalmente desarrolla un nuevo revestimiento para el injerto que imita los revestimientos normales de dichos vasos.

Ver también: stent.

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  • Last Reviewed on 08/17/2011
  • David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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