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Pregnancy as a tissue expander in the correction of a scar deformity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14981415     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Tissue expansion is an established method for the correction of scars and tissue defects. During pregnancy the abdominal skin becomes gradually stretched over the growing uterus, providing a "natural" tissue expander. We present a case of a woman with posttraumatic scarring of the lower abdomen and thigh where tissue expansion during pregnancy was successfully used for scar correction.
Barbara Del Frari; Petra Pülzl; Thomas Schoeller; Martin Widschwendter; Gottfried Wechselberger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  190     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  2004 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-02-24     Completed Date:  2004-03-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  579-80     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Leopold-Franzens University, Innsbruck, Austria.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Injuries / surgery
Cicatrix / surgery*
Soft Tissue Injuries / surgery
Tissue Expansion / methods*

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