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Tissue Expanders

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Disease relevance of Tissue Expanders


High impact information on Tissue Expanders

  • Morphological study of the capsular organization around tissue expanders coated with N-carboxybutyl chitosan [2].
  • If further experiments can address the problem of luminal collapse - with, for instance, tissue expanders in the matrix - this technique may offer an alternative to the complex therapeutic options currently available [3].
  • By using osmotically active hydrogel tissue expanders, there is no postoperative filling and no risk of complications arising from defective balloon expanders, filling valves, or missing ports [4].
  • The current study prospectively evaluated and compared psychosocial outcomes for three common options for mastectomy reconstruction: tissue expander/implant, pedicle TRAM, and free TRAM techniques [5].
  • Conjoined omphalopagus twins, the use of tissue expanders and the Argon Beam Coagulator, and the postoperative course are discussed [6].

Anatomical context of Tissue Expanders


Associations of Tissue Expanders with chemical compounds


Gene context of Tissue Expanders

  • Similar clinical results were obtained to those seen in Part I of our study when skin flaps were raised with and without a delay, when a tissue expander was used, and when the delay technique was extended to musculocutaneous flaps [13].

Analytical, diagnostic and therapeutic context of Tissue Expanders


  1. Use of self-expanding, hydrophilic osmotic expanders (hydrogel) in the reconstruction of congenital clinical anophthalmos. Mazzoli, R.A., Raymond, W.R., Ainbinder, D.J., Hansen, E.A. Current opinion in ophthalmology. (2004) [Pubmed]
  2. Morphological study of the capsular organization around tissue expanders coated with N-carboxybutyl chitosan. Biagini, G., Pugnaloni, A., Damadei, A., Bertani, A., Belligolli, A., Bicchiega, V., Muzzarelli, R. Biomaterials (1991) [Pubmed]
  3. Homologous acellular matrix graft for vaginal repair in rats: a pilot study for a new reconstructive approach. Wefer, J., Sekido, N., Sievert, K.D., Schlote, N., Nunes, L., Dahiya, R., Jonas, U., Tanagho, E.A. World journal of urology. (2002) [Pubmed]
  4. Tissue expansion using osmotically active hydrogel systems for direct closure of the donor defect of the radial forearm flap. Bergé, S.J., Wiese, K.G., von Lindern, J.J., Niederhagen, B., Appel, T., Reich, R.H. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. (2001) [Pubmed]
  5. Prospective analysis of psychosocial outcomes in breast reconstruction: one-year postoperative results from the Michigan Breast Reconstruction Outcome Study. Wilkins, E.G., Cederna, P.S., Lowery, J.C., Davis, J.A., Kim, H.M., Roth, R.S., Goldfarb, S., Izenberg, P.H., Houin, H.P., Shaheen, K.W. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. (2000) [Pubmed]
  6. Expansion and division of conjoined twins. Hilfiker, M.L., Hart, M., Holmes, R., Cooper, M., Kriett, J., Collins, D., Allshouse, M. J. Pediatr. Surg. (1998) [Pubmed]
  7. Extraoral placement of a subperiosteal tissue expander for reconstruction with hydroxylapatite of the severely atrophic mandibular alveolar ridge. Schwartz, H.C., Relle, R.J. J. Oral Maxillofac. Surg. (1990) [Pubmed]
  8. In vivo diffusion of lidocaine through tissue expanders. McGuire, J.J., Caffee, H.H. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. (1992) [Pubmed]
  9. Pathophysiology of skin flaps raised on expanded pig skin. Sasaki, G.H., Pang, C.Y. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. (1984) [Pubmed]
  10. Activity of antimicrobial-impregnated silicone tissue expanders. Darouiche, R.O., Netscher, D.T., Mansouri, M.D., Meade, R. Annals of plastic surgery. (2002) [Pubmed]
  11. Steroid and benzyl alcohol diffusion through tissue expanders and double lumen breast implants. Berman, D.E., Lettieri, J., Herold, D.A., Lin, Y.F., Morgan, R.F. Annals of plastic surgery. (1991) [Pubmed]
  12. Extended lymphadenectomy and the quality of life in rectal cancer patients. Baba, S., Ogiwara, H., Nakamura, T., Teramoto, T. International surgery. (1994) [Pubmed]
  13. An anatomic review of the delay phenomenon: II. Clinical applications. Taylor, G.I., Corlett, R.J., Caddy, C.M., Zelt, R.G. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. (1992) [Pubmed]
  14. The early management of flap necrosis in breast reconstruction. Kroll, S.S. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. (1991) [Pubmed]
  15. Lidocaine diffusion in five tissue expanders: an in vitro and in vivo study. Berman, D.E., Lettieri, J., Herold, D.A., Thorne, J., Morgan, R.F. Annals of plastic surgery. (1991) [Pubmed]
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