Evaluation of the effectiveness of the prepectoral breast reconstruction with Braxon dermal matrix: First multicenter European report on 100 cases

Raghavan Vidya, Jaume Masià, Simon Cawthorn, Giorgio Berna, Fernando Bozza, Alexander Gardetto, Agnieszka Kołacińska, Francesco Dell'Antonia, Cesare Tiengo, Franco Bassetto, Glenda G. Caputo, Maurizio Governa

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Abstract

We report the outcomes of the European prospective study on prepectoral breast reconstruction using preshaped acellular dermal matrix for complete breast implant coverage. Seventy-nine patients were enrolled between April 2014 and August 2015 all over Europe using a single protocol for patient selection and surgical procedure, according to the Association of Breast Surgery and British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons joint guidelines for the use of acellular dermal matrix in breast surgery. The preshaped matrix completely wraps the breast implant, which is placed above the pectoralis major, without detaching the muscle. A total of 100 prepectoral breast reconstructions with complete implant coverage were performed. This series, with mean follow-up of 17.9 months, had two cases of implant loss (2.0%) including one necrosis of the nipple and one wound breakdown (1.0% respectively). No implant rotations were observed. Good cosmetic outcomes were obtained with natural movement of the breasts and softness to the touch; none of the patients reported experiencing pain or reduction in the movements of the pectoralis major muscle postoperatively. The use of preshaped acellular dermal matrix for a complete breast implant coverage in selected patients is safe and gives satisfactory results, both from the aesthetic view point and the low postoperative complication rates. Further studies reporting long-term outcomes are planned.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)670-676
Number of pages7
JournalBreast Journal
Volume23
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2017

Keywords

  • acellular dermal matrix
  • breast reconstruction
  • muscle-sparing
  • pectoralis muscle
  • prepectoral

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Oncology

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    Vidya, R., Masià, J., Cawthorn, S., Berna, G., Bozza, F., Gardetto, A., Kołacińska, A., Dell'Antonia, F., Tiengo, C., Bassetto, F., Caputo, G. G., & Governa, M. (2017). Evaluation of the effectiveness of the prepectoral breast reconstruction with Braxon dermal matrix: First multicenter European report on 100 cases. Breast Journal, 23(6), 670-676. https://doi.org/10.1111/tbj.12810