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A novel approach to reconstruct a large full thickness abdominal wall defect: successful treatment with MatriDerm® and Split.

Journal of wound care (2014-07-22)
E Tong, F Martin, O Shelley
ABSTRACT

Reconstruction of large abdominal wall defects is a challenging procedure, often contraindicated in critically ill patients, with high incidences of complications. We present a case of a patient with a large abdominal wall defect who had reconstruction with MatriDerm® (an engineered dermal template) and split thickness skin grafting (SSG) as an alternative to reconstruction with myo- or fascio-cutaneous flaps. Successful wound closure was achieved with a single technique, while providing a robust reconstruction and an interface between skin and underlying viscera, should further surgery be necessary.

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