grafts

  1. Wondering if anybody can help me here. what is the difference between homografts & heterografts? I am not at home right now and I have a feeling the instructor gave us the wrong info. thank you for your help in advance
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  3. by   EricJRN
    Homograft is actually an older term for an allograft, or a tissue graft taken from an animal of the same species (but one who is genetically different from the recipient).

    A heterograft (aka xenograft) is a graft taken from a species different than that of the recipient.
  4. by   laurainri
    Quote from EricEnfermero
    Homograft is actually an older term for an allograft, or a tissue graft taken from an animal of the same species (but one who is genetically different from the recipient).

    A heterograft (aka xenograft) is a graft taken from a species different than that of the recipient.
    lol... this woman is sooo out of the loop. she contradicts herself in class and she probally has been off the floor as a nurse for 20 years. when we have this woman we know we have to re-look everything up again from her lecture. even when she talks about it in class we all look at each other because we all know how many wrong things she is telling us. We are all gratefull she is not doing floor nursing. she would kill somebody


    thank you for the reply... I forgot my book today and I am work all day
  5. by   Daytonite
    This information can be easily found in any medical dictionary. As a medical coder, we had to know these:
    • homograft - also called an allograph. [allo means other] - transplanted tissue obtained from the same species. It is tissue transplanted from one human to another. It can be cadaver tissue.
    • heterograft - [heter means different] - a graft taken from another individual from the one for whom it is intended. It can also be tissue from another species (an animal).
      • homograft and heterograft can be used as synonymous terms when they are talking about human donors
    • autograft - transplanted tissue from the patient's own body. This is usually done where a section of skin or bone is taken from one part of a patient's body to repair another part.
    • xenograft - non-human tissue from an animal of a different species and transplanted to a human
  6. by   laurainri
    Quote from Daytonite
    This information can be easily found in any medical dictionary. As a medical coder, we had to know these:
    thank you for the information. like I said I was at work and I did not have any of my books with me to look it up in my dictionary. I apreciate your help

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