Tracheobronchial transplantation with a bioartifical nanocomposite.

Thorax

PubMedID: 22426898

This proof-of-concept study describes the transplantation of a tracheobronchial airway with a stem-cell-seeded bioartifical nanocomposite in a 36-year-old man presenting with symptoms consistent of a recurrent primary mucoepidermoid cancer. He had previously been treated with debulking surgery and postoperative radiation. The tumour extension was deemed unresectable, thus, transplant with …