Abdominal wall reconstruction with reconstructive tissue matrix
A giant desmoid tumour required full thickness excision of the lower abdominal wall. The resultant massive defect was closed with reconstructive tissue matrix (Strattice™). The mesh acted as successful scaffold for regenerative repair enabling skin grafting of a stable granulation bed giving a satisfactory mechanical and cosmetic result. This mesh should be explored further as a simpler alternative to complex plastic reconstructive techniques for large abdominal soft tissue defects.
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