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Acellular dermal matrix (ADM) assisted breast reconstruction procedures

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Last updated:13th Jan 2013

Tissue expansion with delayed insertion of a definitive prosthesis is the most common form of immediate breast reconstruction performed in the United Kingdom. However, achieving total muscle coverage of the implant and natural ptosis is a key technical challenge. The use of acellular dermal matrices (ADM) to supplement the pectoralis major muscle at the lower and lateral aspects of the breast has been widely adopted in the UK, potentially allowing for a single stage procedure. There is however little published data on the clinical and quality criteria for its use, and no long term follow-up.


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