Tissue Engineering Applications in the Genitourinary Tract System

James J. Yoo, Anthony Atala

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The concept of cell transplantation using tissue engineering techniques has provided numerous possibilities in the area of urologic tissue reconstruction. Tissue engineering applications in the genitourinary tract system have been investigated in almost every tissue in order to improve, restore and replace existing tissue function. Although most reconstructive efforts still remain in the experimental stage, several technologies have been transferred to the bedside with satisfactory outcome. In this article, we describe tissue engineering approaches attempted in the genitourinary system for reconstruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)789-802
Number of pages14
JournalYonsei Medical Journal
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2000


  • Reconstruction
  • Tissue engineering
  • Urinary tract

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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