BRAXON® study: Host Integration of an Acellular Dermal Matrix: Braxon Mesh in Breast Reconstruction
Clinical Breast Cancer, Vol. -, No. -, --- Crown Copyright ª 2016 Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Keywords: Breast, Implant reconstruction, Integration, Mesh, Prepectoral
Introduction of meshes over the last decade have changed the
facet of breast reconstruction. There is an increasing trend of skin
sparing mastectomies with implant-based breast reconstruction for
therapeutic treatment of breast cancer patients and for risk-reducing
surgery in high-risk patients. Conventionally, a subpectoral implant
placement with partial detachment of the pectoralis major muscle is
recommended. However, this can be associated with partial muscle
injury, resulting in impaired function, breast animation deformity
(dancing breast), and postoperative pain.1 Breast animation was
originally described in submuscular breast augmentation and can be
defined as deformity or distortion of the breast that occurs particularly
with contraction of the pectoralis major muscle.