Title

Polyurethane Nipple Prosthesis.

Publication/Presentation Date

1-1-1990

Abstract

Long-term nipple projection remains the elusive ingredient for measuring the success of a nipple reconstruction. Augmentation of this projection without sacrifice of autogenous donor tissues may be achieved using a polyurethane-coated silicone gel implant affectionately and descriptively called the "gumdrop" nipple. Two patients who agreed to implantation with this device have each been observed over a one-year period with no loss of projection. The role of an internal nipple prosthesis, although perhaps of some value as a salvage procedure, appears to offer few advantages over other accepted methods of reconstruction that do not use any foreign body.

Volume

24

Issue

1

First Page

80

Last Page

85

ISSN

0148-7043

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Medical Specialties | Plastic Surgery | Surgery

PubMedID

2301890

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty

Document Type

Article