The role of tissue expansion in abdominal wall reconstruction.

@article{Carlson2000TheRO,
  title={The role of tissue expansion in abdominal wall reconstruction.},
  author={Grant W. Carlson and Eric T. Elwood and Albert Losken and John R. Galloway},
  journal={Annals of plastic surgery},
  year={2000},
  volume={44 2},
  pages={
          147-53
        }
}
Abdominal wall reconstruction of ventral hernia defects with loss of visceral domain and inadequate soft-tissue coverage presents a surgical challenge. Four patients with large, skin grafted ventral hernia defects were treated by staged abdominal wall reconstruction. During the initial stage, tissue expanders were placed under the skin and subcutaneous tissue lateral to the defects. After adequate interval expansion, the second stage was performed. The expanders were removed, the visceral… CONTINUE READING
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