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South African Journal of Surgery

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Abdominal wall reconstruction with reconstructive tissue matrix

I Bombil, B Puttergill, BS Ngutshane

Abstract


Summary: A giant desmoid tumour required full thickness excision of the lower abdominal wall. The resultant massive defect was closed with reconstructive tissue matrix (Strattice™). The mesh acted as successful scaffold for regenerative repair enabling skin grafting of a stable granulation bed giving a satisfactory mechanical and cosmetic result. This mesh should be explored further as a simpler alternative to complex plastic reconstructive techniques for large abdominal soft tissue defects.




http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/2078-5151/2018/v56n3a2430
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