Saud Ahmed1, S Sharfa Afreen2* and Mohammed Zuhaib3
1Chief Consultant - ENT, Head and Neck Services, Primecare Hospital, Bangalore, India
2Junior Consultant ENT, Head and Neck Services, Primecare Hospital, Bangalore, India
3Consultant OMFS, Head and Neck Oncology, Primecare Hospital, Bangalore, India
*Corresponding Author: S Sharfa Afreen, Junior Consultant ENT, Head and Neck Services, Primecare Hospital, Bangalore, India.
Received: April 12, 2021; Published: July 14, 2021
The Maxillofacial region is a highly complex structure of human body composed of multiple tissue types including teeth, salivary glands, sense organs, lining tissues and facial bones. All of which undergo significant loss in Trauma, pathology or developmental deformities. Moreover, this requires replacement with grafts and flaps from the donor sites resulting in morbidities. This poses a difficult challenge to the maxillofacial surgeons as well as increase the suffering to the patient. This is where idea behind tissue engineering steps in. Tissue engineering is based on harvesting of stem cells which have the ability to form an organ. This article reviews the principles of tissue engineering and its various applications in oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Keywords: Maxillofacial Region; Stem Cell Therapy; Maxillofacial Reconstruction
Citation: S Sharfa Afreen., et al. “Stem Cell Therapy in Maxillofacial Reconstruction".Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 3.8 (2020): 63-64.
Copyright: © 2020 S Sharfa Afreen., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.