Porcine acellular dermal matrix for reconstruction of the dura in recurrent malignant schwannoma of the scalp

Porcine acellular dermal matrix for reconstruction of the dura in recurrent malignant schwannoma... We used acellular dermal matrix (ADM) to reconstruct the dura in a patient with recurrent malignant schwannoma of the scalp. The patient had previously undergone ablative surgery with reconstruction and radiation therapy. The present recurrence involved the dura. Full-thickness resection was performed. Reconstruction was carried out using ADM, a free muscle-flap covered with at split skin graft, and healed primarily. The patient recovered completely. Dural reconstruction may be performed using foreign materials. Biologic materials may prove superior as they favour ingrowth of the patients’ own supporting tissues. We found that ADM provided the patient with at fluid-tight dural reconstruction. ADM may be a feasible alternative to other dural substitutes. Level of Evidence: Level V, therapeutic study. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Porcine acellular dermal matrix for reconstruction of the dura in recurrent malignant schwannoma of the scalp

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Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-015-1128-8
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Abstract

We used acellular dermal matrix (ADM) to reconstruct the dura in a patient with recurrent malignant schwannoma of the scalp. The patient had previously undergone ablative surgery with reconstruction and radiation therapy. The present recurrence involved the dura. Full-thickness resection was performed. Reconstruction was carried out using ADM, a free muscle-flap covered with at split skin graft, and healed primarily. The patient recovered completely. Dural reconstruction may be performed using foreign materials. Biologic materials may prove superior as they favour ingrowth of the patients’ own supporting tissues. We found that ADM provided the patient with at fluid-tight dural reconstruction. ADM may be a feasible alternative to other dural substitutes. Level of Evidence: Level V, therapeutic study.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Feb 1, 2016

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