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Tissue expansion 1984-1999: A 15-year review.

Farzaneh, Farokh LU ; Kaldari, Saed ; Becker, Magnus LU and Wikström, Sven-Olof LU (2006) In Scandinavian Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery 40(2). p.89-92
Abstract
We assessed all patients who underwent tissue expansion, excluding breast reconstructions, between 1984 and 1999. A total of 237 patients had 257 expansions, normally for distorted scars, 202 of 257 cases (79%). Their mean age was 27 (range 7- 67) years, most being women, 149 of 237 (63%). The mean duration of expansion was 16 weeks (range 0.4-118). The most common site was the skull (61/257). Prophylactic antibiotics were used in 224 of 257 (86%) at the time of expander insertion and 147 of 257 (56%) at the removal of the expander. Sixty-two patients (24%) had minor complications and 34 (13%) had major complications. Tissue expansion can be used with a currently acceptable failure rate though we continue to strive to lower this further.
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complication, tissue expansion, long term result
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Scandinavian Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery
volume
40
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2
pages
89 - 92
publisher
Taylor & Francis
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  • pmid:16537255
  • wos:000235981200005
  • scopus:33644994067
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1651-2073
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10.1080/02844310500485171
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English
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  author       = {Farzaneh, Farokh and Kaldari, Saed and Becker, Magnus and Wikström, Sven-Olof},
  issn         = {1651-2073},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {89--92},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Scandinavian Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery},
  title        = {Tissue expansion 1984-1999: A 15-year review.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02844310500485171},
  doi          = {10.1080/02844310500485171},
  volume       = {40},
  year         = {2006},
}