The comparison of breast reconstruction using two types of acellular dermal matrix after breast-conserving surgery

Jeongshin An, Hyungju Kwon, Woosung Lim, Byung In Moon, Nam Sun Paik

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Abstract

Breast reconstruction during breast-conserving surgery (BCS) can improve the breast shape. This study introduces breast reconstruction in BCS with two types of acellular dermal matrix (ADM). The study included 134 patients who underwent BCS due to breast cancer from February 2018 to May 2021. This study was conducted by one surgeon, and is the result of a three-year study. The patient group who underwent BCS using ADM was mainly targeted at patients with minor to severe defects after the operation. The average age of the patients was 51.8 years, and the body mass index (BMI) was 23.8 kg/m. The specimen weight was 30–120 g. The average surgical time, including reconstruction, was 100.4 min, combined with reconstruction. There were minor complications in six patients. The advantage of using ADM is that it can quickly correct the shape of the breast after conventional BCS surgery. Pellet-type ADM, rather than sheet-type, can create a breast shape simi-lar to that before surgery. Breast reconstruction using ADM can be an easy and convenient method for making a better shape from BCS.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3430
JournalJournal of Clinical Medicine
Volume10
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2021

Keywords

  • Acellular dermal matrix
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Breast-conserving surgery
  • breast neoplasm

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