What is the definition of Necrosis?

Necrosis is the death of body tissue. It occurs when too little blood flows to the tissue. This can be from injury, radiation, or chemicals. Necrosis cannot be reversed.

When large areas of tissue die due to a lack of blood supply, the condition is called gangrene.



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  • Condition: Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)
  • Journal: Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research
  • Treatment Used: First Transarterial Chemoembolization (TACE)
  • Number of Patients: 171
  • Published —
This study compared the prognosis of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer; HCC) after treatment with the first transarterial chemoembolization (TACE).
  • Condition: Femoral Neck Fracture in Adults
  • Journal: Journal of orthopaedic surgery and research
  • Treatment Used: Muscle Pedicle Bone Flap Transplantation
  • Number of Patients: 1022
  • Published —
The study researched the use of muscle pedicle bone flap transplantation for treating femoral neck fracture in adults.