Granulation tissue

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Chronic stage of inflammation with predominant proliferation of connective tissue cells, histiocytes and capillaries. According to the predominant functions of the granulation tissue, a distinction must be made:

  • Resorption tissue (e.g. in the resorption of necroses, thrombi, etc.).
  • Replacement tissue (e.g. for skin and mucous membrane defects).
  • Demarcation tissue (e.g. in the demarcation of an abscess).

A scar (defect healing) always occurs as a result of granulation tissue.


Last updated on: 29.10.2020