Title

Puncture Threshold Prior to Leakage From Tissue Expander Reservoirs.

Publication/Presentation Date

10-1-1988

Abstract

An ex vivo study was devised to ascertain the maximum number of needle punctures possible prior to onset of leakage from remote-type tissue expansion reservoirs. At least 10 standard valves obtained from all major manufacturers were analyzed using various needle gauges. An 18-gauge beveled needle was determined to be the maximum size that could be safely employed for all vendors within a usual course for tissue expansion. No significant difference was found in comparison of Dacron-reinforced versus plain silicone membrane-type valves.

Volume

82

Issue

4

First Page

666

Last Page

668

ISSN

0032-1052

Disciplines

Other Medical Specialties | Surgery

PubMedID

3420189

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty

Document Type

Article