Biologic matrices in oncologic breast reconstruction after mastectomy

Ergun Kocak, Theodore W. Nagel, John H. Hulsen, Katherine H. Carruthers, Stephen P. Povoski, Christopher J. Salgado, Albert H. Chao

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As the demand for post-mastectomy breast reconstruction has continued to rise, options for the implantable soft-tissue replacement products which enhance the aesthetic and reconstructive outcome of these procedures has grown as well. While the most common product used in an alloplastic breast reconstruction is an acellular dermal matrix derived from human sources, many other options are currently available, each offering their own unique properties and benefits. This review presents a concise description of each of the biologic matrices currently available and discusses their use in the context of one-stage and two-stage breast reconstructions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-75
Number of pages11
JournalExpert Review of Medical Devices
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014


  • acellular dermal matrix
  • breast reconstruction
  • small intestine submucosa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Biomedical Engineering


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