Acellular dermal matrix in abdominal wall reconstruction.

Ronald P. Silverman

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Abdominal wall reconstruction is a complex and challenging surgical undertaking. While permanent prosthetic mesh is considered the gold standard for minimizing hernia recurrence, placement of synthetic mesh is sometimes imprudent due to contamination or risk of infection. Acellular dermal matrices (ADM) offer an exciting biologic alternative. This article provides a historical perspective on the evolution of complex ventral hernia repair leading up to and including the placement of ADM, an explanation of the biology of ADM as it relates to ventral hernia repair, and a description of the current indications, techniques, benefits, and shortcomings of its use in the abdominal wall.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAesthetic Surgery Journal
Issue number7 Suppl
StatePublished - Sep 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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