Tissue Expansion Devices (Tissue Expander)

Devices used to generate extra soft tissue in vivo to be used in surgical reconstructions. They exert stretching forces on the tissue and thus stimulate new growth and result in TISSUE EXPANSION. They are commonly inflatable reservoirs, usually made of silicone, which are implanted under the tissue and gradually inflated. Other tissue expanders exert stretching forces by attaching to outside of the body, for example, vacuum tissue expanders. Once the tissue has grown, the expander is removed and the expanded tissue is used to cover the area being reconstructed.
Also Known As:
Tissue Expander; Tissue Expanders, Vacuum; Device, Tissue Expansion; Devices, Tissue Expansion; Expander, Tissue; Expander, Vacuum Tissue; Expanders, Tissue; Expanders, Vacuum Tissue; Tissue Expander, Vacuum; Tissue Expansion Device; Vacuum Tissue Expander; Tissue Expanders; Vacuum Tissue Expanders
Networked: 409 relevant articles (18 outcomes, 31 trials/studies)

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Therapy Context: Research Results


1. Cordeiro, Peter G: 17 articles (06/2015 - 01/2002)
2. Disa, Joseph J: 14 articles (01/2015 - 01/2002)
3. Pusic, Andrea L: 12 articles (10/2015 - 03/2004)
4. Mehrara, Babak J: 11 articles (01/2015 - 07/2005)
5. McCarthy, Colleen M: 9 articles (01/2015 - 07/2005)
6. Fine, Neil A: 5 articles (11/2015 - 06/2005)
7. Weichman, Katie E: 5 articles (10/2015 - 05/2012)
8. McCormick, Beryl: 5 articles (06/2015 - 03/2004)
9. Rosson, Gedge D: 4 articles (07/2015 - 04/2010)
10. Kim, John Y S: 3 articles (11/2015 - 02/2010)

Related Diseases

1. Wounds and Injuries (Trauma)
2. Contracture
11/01/2012 - "In addition to its added soft-tissue support in the inferior pole, acellular dermal matrix may help to stabilize the pectoralis major muscle along its inferolateral margin, create a well-defined inframammary fold, provide the opportunity to significantly increase intraoperative fill volume of the tissue expander, and reduce the incidence or severity of significant or symptomatic capsular contracture, particularly in a patient whose breast has been treated with radiation. "
01/01/2010 - "In mastectomized patients who received radiotherapy, fat grafting in addition to traditional tissue expander and implant breast reconstruction achieves better reconstructive outcomes with the creation of new subcutaneous tissue, accompanied by improved skin quality of the reconstructed breast without capsular contracture."
06/01/2015 - "In addition to an improved safety profile and lower cost, dermal autograft-assisted tissue expander breast reconstruction affords equivalent aesthetic results and capsular contracture rates, when compared to ADM."
06/01/2015 - "The purpose of this study was to compare the capsular contracture rates and long-term aesthetic outcomes of tissue expander breast reconstruction using dermal autografts with ADM-assisted reconstruction. "
11/01/2005 - "The purpose of this study was to evaluate complications, capsular contracture, aesthetic outcomes, and patient satisfaction in patients who have undergone bilateral tissue expander/implant reconstruction and unilateral, post exchange, adjuvant radiotherapy. "
3. Breast Neoplasms (Breast Cancer)
4. Cicatrix (Scar)
5. Burns

Related Drugs and Biologics

1. Botulinum Toxins (Botulinum Toxin)
2. Cosmetics
3. Silicones
4. tranilast (N 5')
5. Plastics
6. Anti-Bacterial Agents (Antibiotics)
7. baysilon (polydimethylsiloxane)
8. Silicon
9. Lidocaine (Xylocaine)
10. Latex

Related Therapies and Procedures

1. Breast Implants (Breast Implant)
2. Free Tissue Flaps
3. Tissue Expansion Devices (Tissue Expander)
4. Mammaplasty (Breast Reconstruction)
5. Radiotherapy