publication . Other literature type . Article . 1982

Healing of experimental excisional wounds in the rat palate

Karl-Erik Kahnberg; Holger Thilander;
  • Published: 01 Feb 1982
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract Healing of standardized, excisional wounds in the rat palate has been studied in 40 rats for a period of 3 weeks. The excisional wounds were made with a specially constructed biopsy instrument with a diameter of 3 mm. The soft tissue was removed by sharp dissection and uncovered bone tissue was left for secondary healing. 5 rats were killed at 0, 1, 3, 5, 7, 10, 14 and 21 days after the surgical procedure. Photometric measurements were made of the wound at the different control times and serial sections from blocks including the palate, alveolar process and teeth were subjected to light-microscopical examination. Clinical healing was completed within 3 ...
free text keywords: Surgery, Otorhinolaryngology, General Dentistry
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