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autotransplantation

Pronunciation: aw′tō-tranz′plan-tā′shŭn

Definition:

  1. The transfer of an organ or other tissue (skin, bone, muscle, tendon, nerve, arterial or venous segments) as grafts or vascularized (by pedicle or microanastomosis) structures from one location to another in the same person (a kidney moved from its original position to the pelvis, where the iliac vessels provide vascular supply).
  2. The performance of an autograft.

Synonym(s): autografting

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