Neovascularization

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Neovascularization is the formation of functional microvascular networks with red blood cell perfusion. Neovascularization differs from angiogenesis in that angiogenesis is mainly characterized by the protrusion and outgrowth of capillary buds and sprouts from pre-existing blood vessels.

In ophthalmology, choroidal neovascularization is the formation of a microvasculature within the innermost layer of the choroid of the eye.

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  • Martin Rucker, Matthias W. Laschke, Dominik Junker, Carlos Carvalho, Alexander Schramm, Rolf Mülhaupt, Nilz-Claudius Gellrush, Michael D. Menger. Angiogenic and inflammatory response to biodegradable scaffolds in dorsal skinfold chambers of mice. Elsevier: Biomaterials 27(2006) pp 5027-5038.