The impact of acellular dermal matrix on tissue expander/implant loss in breast reconstruction: an analysis of the tracking outcomes and operations in plastic surgery database.

@article{Pannucci2013TheIO,
  title={The impact of acellular dermal matrix on tissue expander/implant loss in breast reconstruction: an analysis of the tracking outcomes and operations in plastic surgery database.},
  author={Christopher John Pannucci and A Kritikos Antony and Edwin G. Wilkins},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={132 1},
  pages={
          1-10
        }
}
  • Christopher John Pannucci, A Kritikos Antony, Edwin G. Wilkins
  • Published in
    Plastic and reconstructive…
    2013
  • Medicine
  • BACKGROUND Use of acellular dermal matrix in breast reconstruction has been associated with increased complications. However, existing studies are generally small, from single centers, and underpowered to control for confounding using regression techniques. Here, the Tracking Outcomes and Operations in Plastic Surgery database was used to examine the effect of acellular dermal matrix on expander/implant loss when controlling for other confounders. METHODS Analysis was limited to patients… CONTINUE READING

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