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Liu Y.-G.,Peoples Hospital of Pingliang City | Ma X.-B.,Peoples Hospital of Pingliang City | Hu Q.,Peoples Hospital of Pingliang City | Yang Y.-F.,Peoples Hospital of Pingliang City
Chinese Journal of Tissue Engineering Research | Year: 2015

BACKGROUND: Polyester fabric as a common clinical consumable item is characterized by simple drawing, low cost, and high toughness and ductility, and can serve as a good repair material. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical efficacy of polyester fabrics used for huge chest wall repair. METHODS: Totally 46 patients with chest wall tumors, aged 39-73 years, including 29 males and 17 females. These patients were randomly and equally divided into observation group and control group. After the removal of chest wall tumors, patients in the observation group underwent polyester fabric repair of huge chest wall defects, and those in the control group were treated with autologous pedicle flap for repair of huge chest wall defects. The clinical efficacy and patient satisfaction were recorded in the two groups. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: After treatment, all the patients could feel up to their daily work, and there were no death and serious complications. Only two cases developed postoperative local effusion, and then recovered after wound drainage. Thoracic appearance was good in all patients, and the patients did not feel discomfort at the reconstruction site during breathing and movement. At the end of 6-24 months of follow-up, X-ray review showed good reconstruction of the thorax, and there were no loose transplants, foreign body rejection, chest wall deformity, recurrence and serious complications. Clinical efficacy and patient satisfaction were better in the observation group than the control group (P < 0.05). These results show that polyester fabrics for the repair of huge chest wall defects are effectively, safe and reliable. © 2015, Journal of Clinical Rehabilitative Tissue Engineering Research. All rights reserved. Source

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