The effect of skin expansion on acellular dermis in an experimental model


Karadag T. G. , Aral A. M. , TUNCER S., Sencan A., ELMAS Ç.

JOURNAL OF PLASTIC SURGERY AND HAND SURGERY, vol.51, no.3, pp.187-192, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/2000656x.2016.1213734
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PLASTIC SURGERY AND HAND SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.187-192

Abstract

Objective: Although acellular dermis is widely used in prosthesis-based breast reconstruction, there is no study evaluating its expandability and histological, ultra-structural related changes. The purpose of this study is to determine whether acellular dermis could be expanded and whether the histological changes occurring in the skin with tissue expansion is different from normal when acellular dermis is used.