Acellular Dermal Matrix Provides Good Outcomes in Breast Reconstruction, Reports Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®
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Biomaterials called "acellular dermal matrices" (ADMs) provide good outcomes, with low complication rates, when used for breast reconstruction after mastectomy for breast cancer, according to a study in the June issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
A review by ASPS Member Surgeon Scot B. Glasberg, MD and David Light, MD of Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, describes the use of two types of ADM materials in the initial stage of breast reconstruction -- specifically, for supporting the underside of the breast. They believe that, with careful attention to technical details, ADMs can provide consistently good results in breast reconstruction.
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