Cranial Maxillofac Trauma Reconstruction 2017; 10(04): 318-322
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1593473
Technical Note
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Porcine Urinary Bladder Extracellular Matrix for the Salvage of Fibula Free Flap Skin Paddle: Technical Note and Description of a Case

Rabie M. Shanti1, Ryan J. Smart1, Andrew Meram1, David Kim1
  • 1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, Louisiana
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01 July 2016

14 August 2016

Publication Date:
14 December 2016 (eFirst)


This report establishes a novel application of a commercially available porcine urinary bladder extracellular matrix, MatriStem (ACell, Inc., Columbia, MD), in the salvage of partial loss of the skin paddle of a fibula osteoseptocutaneous free flap that was utilized for mandibular reconstruction.