Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2005 Nov;69(11):1509-13
University of California Irvine, Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Institute, Irvine, CA, USA.
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Ann Plast Surg 1997 Apr;38(4):358-64
Division of Plastic Surgery, Children's Hospital at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA USA.
We retrospectively reviewed 105 consecutive children in whom 191 tissue expanders were placed by the Plastic Surgical Service at The Children's Hospital from 1987 to 1995. The age range was 1 month to 28 years. The series included 68 females and 37 males. Read More
Isr Med Assoc J 2009 Aug;11(8):474-9
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hadassah Medical Center and Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel.
Background: Tissue expansion is a well-recognized technique for reconstructing a wide variety of skin and soft tissue defects. Its application in the pediatric population has enabled the plastic surgeon to achieve functional and aesthetic goals that were previously unobtainable.
Objectives: To review the use of tissue expansion in the pediatric population, with particular emphasis on indication, operative technique, regional considerations and how to avoid complications. Read More
Ann Plast Surg 2000 Dec;45(6):589-93; discussion 593-4
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa.
There are clinical situations in which even despite the use of simultaneous multiple tissue expanders, complete coverage of a defect cannot be achieved. In this situation, serial, repeated tissue expansion may be indicated. There are few studies that have reported repeated tissue expansion in pediatric plastic surgery. Read More
Burns 2008 Dec 15;34(8):1113-8. Epub 2008 Aug 15.
Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Hand Surgery, Burn Center, University Hospital RWTH Aachen, Germany.
Tissue expansion is a widespread and accepted concept in reconstructive surgery, but is also afflicted with a variety of complications. In burn patients, this technique allows large areas of burn scar to be replaced by tissue of similar texture and colour to the defect. We retrospectively reviewed our results with tissue expanders in 57 burn patients over a period of 8 years including 102 expanders. Read More