The use of acellular dermal matrix in immediate two-stage tissue expander breast reconstruction.

@article{Weichman2012TheUO,
  title={The use of acellular dermal matrix in immediate two-stage tissue expander breast reconstruction.},
  author={Katie E. Weichman and Stelios C. Wilson and Andrew L. Weinstein and Alexes Hazen and Jamie P. Levine and Mihye Choi and Nolan S. Karp},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={129 5},
  pages={1049-58}
}
BACKGROUND Acellular dermal matrix is commonly used in implant-based breast reconstruction to allow for quicker tissue expansion with better coverage and definition of the lower pole of the breast. This study was performed to analyze complications associated with its use in immediate two-stage, implant-based breast reconstruction and to subsequently develop guidelines for its use. METHODS A retrospective analysis of 628 consecutive immediate two-stage tissue expander breast reconstructions at… CONTINUE READING