scar tissue


Definition of scar tissue

: the connective tissue forming a scar and composed chiefly of fibroblasts in recent scars and largely of dense collagenous fibers in old scars

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Carson also had to see a foot specialist weekly after the show to rewrap her foot and remove scar tissue. Korin Miller, SELF, "'DWTS' Star Witney Carson's Foot Discoloration Turned Out to Be Melanoma," 24 Aug. 2018 Any pain or deformity of the breast should be pointed out to your doctor, since that can be caused by things like scar tissue, infection, implant rupture, or an infection from past silicone injections. SELF, "6 Things You Should Know Before Having Top Surgery," 22 Mar. 2018 African-Americans and people between the ages of 10 and 20 have a higher risk for keloid scars, lumpy and raised skin patches that are basically excess scar tissue. Elizabeth Denton, Seventeen, "9 Things You Should Know Before Getting Your First Body Piercing," 12 July 2018 Instead of building useless scar tissue, Götz’s astrocytes transform into brand-new neurons to replace the ones that were lost. Jacqueline Detwiler, Popular Mechanics, "The Heroes of Science Who Are Unlocking the Brain," 3 Oct. 2018 The scar tissue developed after a cyst was removed many years ago. Washington Post, "Rosalynn Carter resting after surgery," 7 Mar. 2018 Both endometriosis and previous surgeries can cause scar tissue to develop in the area, and endometriosis can also add inflammation. Korin Miller, SELF, "Lena Dunham Reveals She Had Surgery to Remove an Ovary That Was 'Encased in Scar Tissue'," 17 Oct. 2018 Since arriving at the hospital, Gus has undergone a surgery to remove the scar tissue. Madeline Farber, Fox News, "Texas dog found with shoelace embedded in neck, severely swollen head, saved by animal rescue," 6 Sep. 2018 Necrotic has a bad smell and destroys the surrounding tissue, and sclerotic exhibits scar tissue. Bartie Scott, Teen Vogue, "Rare "Flesh-Eating" STI Donovanosis Discovered in the U.K.," 23 Aug. 2018

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1875, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of scar tissue

: the connective tissue forming a scar and composed chiefly of fibroblasts in recent scars and largely of dense collagenous fibers in old scars

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