Drain secretion and seroma formation after immediate breast reconstruction with a biological and a synthetic mesh, respectively: A randomized controlled study
by editor | May 3, 2020 | Breast, Evidence, Published
Emma Hansson MD
Håkan Hallberg MD, PhD
Accepted: 15 May 2020
The Breast JournalVolume 26
Issue 9 p. 1756-1759
The aim of this study was to compare seroma production in breast reconstruction with a biological mesh with that of a synthetic mesh, in the same patient. The patients were randomized to biological mesh in one breast and synthetical in the other. Twentyfour breasts were included. The total drain production and the daily drain production were similar in the two groups. After drain removal, there were more seroma aspirations in the biological group. During the exchange to a permanent implant, there was significantly more seroma in the biological group. Seroma formation is different in synthetic and biological meshes.