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Submuscular and Pre-pectoral ADM Assisted Immediate Breast Reconstruction: A Literature Review

Santa Maria Alle Scotte Hospital, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Unit, Department of Medicine, Surgery and Neuroscience, University of Siena, Mario Bracci Street, 53100 Siena, Italy
Medicina 2020, 56(6), 256; https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina56060256
Received: 7 April 2020 / Revised: 22 May 2020 / Accepted: 23 May 2020 / Published: 26 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Updates in Breast Reconstruction: Review from Evidence)
Background and objectives: Breast cancer treatment has deeply changed in the last fifty years. Acellular dermal matrices (ADMs) were introduced for breast reconstruction, with encouraging results, but with conflicting reports too. The present paper aims to summarize the current data on breast reconstruction using acellular dermal matrices. Materials and Methods: We reviewed the literature regarding the use of ADM-assisted implant-based breast reconstruction. Results: The main techniques were analyzed and described. Conclusions: Several authors have recently reported positive results. Nevertheless, an increased complications’ rate has been reported by other authors. Higher cost compared to not-ADM-assisted breast reconstruction is another concern. View Full-Text
Keywords: acellular dermal matrix; ADM; breast reconstruction; pre-pectoral; submuscular acellular dermal matrix; ADM; breast reconstruction; pre-pectoral; submuscular
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Cuomo, R. Submuscular and Pre-pectoral ADM Assisted Immediate Breast Reconstruction: A Literature Review. Medicina 2020, 56, 256.

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