Human acellular dermal matrix: an innovative tool for diaphragmatic reconstruction in patients with large intra-abdominal tumors

Diego Avella, Luis J. Garcia, Niraj J. Gusani, Mehrdad Nikfarjam, Serene Shereef, Eric T. Kimchi, Kevin F. Staveley-O'Carroll

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Abstract

Background: Patients presenting with large intra-abdominal tumors often require multivisceral organ resection including partial or complete hemidiaphragm excision to achieve complete gross and microscopic tumor resection. Methods: The ideal surgical approach to the repair of major diaphragmatic defects, particularly in a contaminated surgical field, is not well defined, but the use of prosthetic mesh in these situations is contraindicated. Results: We report our experience using human acellular dermal matrix for the repair of large diaphragmatic defects in these patients. Conclusions: Human acellular dermal matrix is a safe and effective option in the surgical reconstruction of diaphragmatic defects in patients with large intra-abdominal tumors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e12-e16
JournalAmerican Journal of Surgery
Volume199
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

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