Title

Maximum Overinflation of Tissue Expanders.

Publication/Presentation Date

10-1-1987

Abstract

An ex vivo study was undertaken to document the maximum possible overinflation of tissue expanders with a comparison of all major manufacturers. Ten standard round implants from each vendor were expanded. Mean overinflation varied from 33 to 99 times stated capacity, with a range from 16 to 157 times this volume. The mechanism of failure in 93 percent of implants was envelope rupture. Overexpansion appears safe without risk of implant failure at least to 15 times vendors' stated maximum volume.

Volume

80

Issue

4

First Page

567

Last Page

569

ISSN

0032-1052

Disciplines

Other Medical Specialties | Surgery

PubMedID

3659167

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty

Document Type

Article