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Nipple reconstruction: a regenerative medicine approach using 3D printed tissue scaffolds
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Journal of Material Sciences & Engineering

ISSN: 2169-0022

Open Access

Nipple reconstruction: a regenerative medicine approach using 3D printed tissue scaffolds


3rd International Conference on 3D Printing Technology and Innovations

March 25-26, 2019 | Rome, Italy

Denver Khoo, Owen Ung, Daniela Blomberger and Dietmar W Hutmacher

University of Queensland, Australia
Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Australia
Queensland University of Technology - Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Australia
ARC Centre in Additive Biomanufacturing - Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Material Sci Eng

Abstract :

Nipple-areola complex reconstruction is a common procedure that often accompanies breast reconstruction. Historically, local skin flaps were utilised for nipple reconstruction, with more recent techniques exploring the addition of implanted material. Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine (TE&RM) represents a potential source of stable and biocompatible implantable tissue which may have a positive effect on cosmetic outcomes. Conventional TE&RM techniques involve seeding a scaffold with the patientsÔ?? own cells and using growth factors to promote survival. The clinical applicability of these techniques is limited by its cost and ability to produce sufficient volumes of viable tissue. This article reviews the evolution of nipple reconstruction techniques and current TE&RM protocols; these two fields are then combined to propose a novel approach of using TE&RM scaffolds to augment conventional nipple reconstruction.

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