Tissue expansion: A computer-aided preoperative planner

E. Raposio, F. Norat, A. Orefice, C. Capello, G. Robello, M. Faggioni, N. Vercellino, P. L. Santi

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to introduce a computer program developed to provide objective, quantitative data useful to ensure proper implant selection when having to use a tissue expander for soft-tissue reconstructions. The only data to be supplied are the length and the width of the defect to be reconstructed, or the projection and the semicircumference of the involved (or contralateral) breast in case of brest reconstruction. In our opinion, although its use is not aimed at replacing clinical judgment based on experience and careful observation, this program may be considered a simple and useful adj unct for the inexperienced surgeon (or the occasional operator) planning to use a soft-tissue expander.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE-EMBS Special Topic Conference on Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Engineering, MCTE 2002
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages192-193
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)0780375572, 9780780375574
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventIEEE-EMBS Special Topic Conference on Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Engineering, MCTE 2002 - Genoa, Italy
Duration: Jun 6 2002Jun 9 2002

Other

OtherIEEE-EMBS Special Topic Conference on Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Engineering, MCTE 2002
CountryItaly
CityGenoa
Period6/6/026/9/02

Keywords

  • Computer planner
  • Tissue expansion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology

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