Biological and synthetic mesh use in breast reconstructive surgery: a literature review

@inproceedings{Ellis2016BiologicalAS,
  title={Biological and synthetic mesh use in breast reconstructive surgery: a literature review },
  author={Hugh Logan Ellis and Oluwatosin Asaolu and Vivien Nebo and Abdul R Kasem},
  booktitle={World journal of surgical oncology},
  year={2016}
}
Mesh use in surgical breast reconstruction is becoming increasingly common; however, there is still no consensus on whether synthetic matrices or biological matrices produce the best outcomes. This review analyses these outcomes, namely the differences in aesthetic outcomes, cost, and the rates of the most commonly reported complications.The results indicate that breast reconstruction with a synthetic matrix produces comparable aesthetic outcomes to a biological matrix, with lower costs and… CONTINUE READING