An Evaluation of VC 1800 as a Soft Tissue Replacement Material

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Twenty rabbits were used in a study conducted to determine the soft tissue biocompatibility of vitreous carbon micro-balloons and spheres. Histologic observations were made at designated intervals of 24 hr; 4, 7, and 15 days; and 1, 2, 4, 6, and 8 months. The tissues were stained with hemotoxylin and eosin for microscopic observations. The findings showed that the implant material provoked minimal acute and chronic inflammatory response, which indicates that vitreous carbon is biocompatible and may serve as a soft tissue replacement material. © 1973, Informa UK Ltd. All rights reserved.

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