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Cirugía Plástica Ibero-Latinoamericana

On-line version ISSN 1989-2055Print version ISSN 0376-7892


MORETTI, E.. Tissue expanders as cutaneous support: presentation of a new device. Cir. plást. iberolatinoam. [online]. 2015, vol.41, n.1, pp.21-32. ISSN 1989-2055.

A new device to be used in bilateral breast reconstructions is presented to the medical community. The device is similar to a tissue expander, but has a 5 mm connector tube (3,3 mm inside), with a Lubber tip with direct syringe connection and it has no valve. With the co-operation of the Department of Engineering at Nagor Corp®, Cumbernauld, Scotland, United Kingdom, the new device was designed in line with the specifications drawn up by the author. It is exclusively designed to be used in mastectomies with tissue preservation (skin sparing mastectomy, nipple- sparing mastectomy) and risk-reducing mastectomies (prophylactic adenomastectomies), since its purpose is to be used as a tissue support for a short period of time (average 10 days) until the final anatomical pathology report is received and thus the change is made for definitive implants, adjusted in size and symmetry. We present the results in 30 cases using the new device in bilateral procedures.

Keywords : Breast reconstruction; Tissue expanders; Mastectomy; Adenomastectomy.

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