fibrous tissuemedical dictionary

Although most connective tissue has fibrillar elements, the term usually refers to tissue laid down at a wound site well vascularised at first (granulation tissue) but later avascular and dominated by collagen rich extracellular matrix, forming a scar. Excessive contraction and hyperplasia leads to formation of a keloid.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)