Eur J Plast Surg (2016) 39:319–320 DOI 10.1007/s00238-016-1187-5 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Porcine acellular dermis-based breast reconstruction: complications and outcomes following adjuvant radiotherapy 1 1 1 1 Hannah Headon & Hiba El Hage Chehade & Abdul Kasem & Amtul R. Carmichael & Kefah Mokbel Received: 27 December 2015 /Accepted: 7 February 2016 /Published online: 19 March 2016 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016 Sir, (TEI Biosciences, MA, USA), in a prospective case series of We read the study by Ng and colleagues with 118 patients undergoing 164 skin sparing mastectomy and great interest. In their study, the authors report on the immediate reconstruction procedures. Thirty-two patients use of an acellular dermal matrix (ADM, Strattice™, (27 %) in our series underwent radiotherapy, of whom 27 received postmastectomy radiotherapy and 5 received it prior LifeCell, NJ, USA) in the setting of breast reconstruc- tion and radiotherapy treatment. In their study, Ng and to surgery. Fifty-two percent of the patients received colleagues describe an overall complication rate of 32 % chemotherapy. with no significant difference between those treated with Despite this relatively high uptake rate of chemother- radiotherapy before surgery and those treated postoper- apy and radiotherapy, we found a relatively low com- atively.
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