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Revista del Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Respiratorias

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PEREZ COVARRUBIAS, Diana et al. Use of glutaraldehide-treated bovine pericardium. Rev. Inst. Nal. Enf. Resp. Mex. [online]. 2005, vol.18, n.3, pp.224-229. ISSN 0187-7585.

The use of biological and mechanical prostheses arose from the need to replace a failing organ or function. Bioprostheses can be manufactured from autologous, homologus or heterologus tissue; glutaraldehyde treated bovine pericardium bioprostheses have been used extensively to repair diaphragmatic, abdominal and chest wall defects and to replace heart valves, blood vessels and tracheal segments, but the implanted tissue can elicit rejection or foreign body reaction; these have been extensively studied in order to avoid them. We review the literature regarding glutaraldehyde treated bovine pericardium bioprostheses.

Keywords : Bioprothesis; glutaraldehyde-treated bovine pericardium.

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