CO2-based tissue expansion: a study of initial performance in ovine subjects.

  title={CO2-based tissue expansion: a study of initial performance in ovine subjects.},
  author={Daniel I. Jacobs and Christopher S Jones and Robert M. Menard},
  journal={Aesthetic surgery journal},
  volume={32 1},
BACKGROUND Tissue expanders are an essential reconstructive surgical tool commonly utilized in two-staged breast reconstruction. The current technology is limited primarily to saline expansion, which can be a long process requiring frequent office visits. Eliminating the need for percutaneous injections could potentially improve the psychological and physical discomfort associated with the expansion process as well as save time and resources for both the patient and surgeon. OBJECTIVES The… CONTINUE READING


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