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Capsular tissue: a new local flap.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 1993 May; 91(6):1073-9.PR

Abstract

Capsular tissue, the interface that forms between an implanted device and the body's own soft tissues, has recently been shown to develop its own unique blood supply. This capsular tissue with its extensive vascular plexus has not been described previously as an isolated flap. The purpose of our study was to determine whether an isolated flap of capsular tissue would survive as a local pedicle flap and provide enough inherent vascularity to support a skin graft. Isolated expanded and nonexpanded capsular flaps were compared by using 20 expanders (10 expanded and 10 nonexpanded) in two mixed-breed female pigs. Expanded and nonexpanded capsular flaps were elevated 8 weeks following expander placement. These flaps were raised on their capsular bases alone, and skin grafts were placed onto the capsular surfaces. All the expanded capsular flaps and their skin grafts had 100 percent survival. Skin grafts on the nonexpanded flaps survived an average of 28 percent, with graft survival corresponding to flap survival. This study confirms that flaps of isolated expanded capsular tissue survive and provide enough inherent vascularity to support a split-thickness skin graft.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Plastic Surgery, Grand Rapids Area Medical Education Center, Mich.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8479973

Citation

Bengtson, B P., et al. "Capsular Tissue: a New Local Flap." Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, vol. 91, no. 6, 1993, pp. 1073-9.
Bengtson BP, Ringler SL, George ER, et al. Capsular tissue: a new local flap. Plast Reconstr Surg. 1993;91(6):1073-9.
Bengtson, B. P., Ringler, S. L., George, E. R., DeHaan, M. R., & Mills, K. A. (1993). Capsular tissue: a new local flap. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 91(6), 1073-9.
Bengtson BP, et al. Capsular Tissue: a New Local Flap. Plast Reconstr Surg. 1993;91(6):1073-9. PubMed PMID: 8479973.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Capsular tissue: a new local flap. AU - Bengtson,B P, AU - Ringler,S L, AU - George,E R, AU - DeHaan,M R, AU - Mills,K A, PY - 1993/5/1/pubmed PY - 1993/5/1/medline PY - 1993/5/1/entrez SP - 1073 EP - 9 JF - Plastic and reconstructive surgery JO - Plast Reconstr Surg VL - 91 IS - 6 N2 - Capsular tissue, the interface that forms between an implanted device and the body's own soft tissues, has recently been shown to develop its own unique blood supply. This capsular tissue with its extensive vascular plexus has not been described previously as an isolated flap. The purpose of our study was to determine whether an isolated flap of capsular tissue would survive as a local pedicle flap and provide enough inherent vascularity to support a skin graft. Isolated expanded and nonexpanded capsular flaps were compared by using 20 expanders (10 expanded and 10 nonexpanded) in two mixed-breed female pigs. Expanded and nonexpanded capsular flaps were elevated 8 weeks following expander placement. These flaps were raised on their capsular bases alone, and skin grafts were placed onto the capsular surfaces. All the expanded capsular flaps and their skin grafts had 100 percent survival. Skin grafts on the nonexpanded flaps survived an average of 28 percent, with graft survival corresponding to flap survival. This study confirms that flaps of isolated expanded capsular tissue survive and provide enough inherent vascularity to support a split-thickness skin graft. SN - 0032-1052 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8479973/abstract/Capsular_tissue:_a_new_local_flap_ L2 - http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&PAGE=linkout&SEARCH=8479973.ui DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -