Mesh versus acellular dermal matrix in immediate implant-based breast reconstruction – a prospective randomized trial. Eur J Surg Oncol 2016; 42: 665–671.

Published: 25th August 2016

Authors: Gschwantler-Kaulich D, Schrenk P, Bjelic-Radisic V, Unterrieder K, Leser C, Fink-Retter A et al.


When successful, both methods of breast reconstruction produced equivalent cosmetic results in this study that included 48 women. Implant loss was higher in dermal matrix reconstructions: 7 versus 2, P<0.0001. Surgeons graded the mesh reconstructions better.

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