Surgery

Skin and bones repaired by bioprinting during surgery

Fixing traumatic injuries to the skin and bones of the face and skull is difficult because of the many layers of different types of tissues involved, but now, researchers have repaired such defects in a rat model using bioprinting ...

Medical research

New hydrogel can repair tears in human tissue

EPFL scientists have developed an injectable gel that can attach to various kinds of soft internal tissues and repair tears resulting from an accident or trauma.

Oncology & Cancer

Regenerating muscles after cancer surgery

Advancements in microsurgery are making it possible to harness the body's healing power to regenerate muscle strength after some cancer surgeries, particularly surgery to remove soft tissue sarcoma. Mayo Clinic orthopedic ...

Health

Excessive sugar intake linked with unhealthy fat deposits

Sugar consumption is linked with larger fat deposits around the heart and in the abdomen, which are risky for health. That's the finding of a study published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal ...

Oncology & Cancer

Immune cells hampered when fighting soft tissue and bone sarcomas

Aggregates of immune cells known as tertiary lymphoid structures (TLSs), seen here within a tumor of the soft tissues known as a rhabdomyosarcoma, are major players in the immune system's fight against cancer. Johns Hopkins ...

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Soft tissue

In medicine, the term soft tissue refers to tissues that connect, support, or surround other structures and organs of the body.

Soft tissue includes tendons, ligaments, fascia, fibrous tissues, fat, and synovial membranes (which are connective tissue), and muscles, nerves and blood vessels (which are not connective tissue).

It is sometimes defined by what it is not. For example, soft tissue has been defined as "nonepithelial, extraskeletal mesenchyme exclusive of the reticuloendothelial system and glia".

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