Eur J Plast Surg (2012) 35:709–710 DOI 10.1007/s00238-012-0722-2 LETTER TO THE EDITOR The use of the Deaver retractor for port insertion in expander breast reconstruction Katia Sindali & Declan Collins & Reza Alamouti & Mark Ho-Asjoe Received: 12 March 2012 /Accepted: 26 March 2012 /Published online: 25 April 2012 Springer-Verlag 2012 Sir, John Blair Deaver (1855–1931) was a surgeon from In reconstructive breast surgery, single-stage permanent tis- Philadelphia and former president of the American College sue expanders remain an attractive option for carefully se- of Surgeons. He is eponymously remembered for a vertical lected patients as it avoids the need to exchange the scar appendicectomy method and the “Deaver” retractor expander for a fixed volume implant and takes less time to device, which is believed to have been developed around perform than autologous reconstruction and offers the pa- 1928 . This retractor is widely used in many surgical tient some control over the final breast size . specialties and is a versatile instrument [3, 4]. Within plastic Expandable implants commonly used have a remote surgery, it was described as a mammastat device in reduc- injection port, which requires a separate pocket dissec- tion mammoplasty by Misra et al. .
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Sep 1, 2012
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