Integra is a dermal regeneration template used in the reconstruction of burns, traumatic injuries, or excision lesions in patients who present particular risk factors for traditional surgical procedures. A multidisciplinary advisory board of expert dermatologists and plastic surgeons have discussed the use of Integra in the reconstruction of scalp defects after tumor excision, focusing on the evidence derived from literature and on their experience in the treatment of approximately 400 patients. In this position paper, the authors summarize the main evidence discussed during the board, and the common practice guidelines proposed by the experts. The use of Integra is recommended in elderly patients with multiple comorbidities who have a higher risk for potential complications in traditional surgery; these patients may in fact benefit from a lower anesthetic risk, a less complicated postsurgical care and limited morbidity at the donor site obtained with the dermal template. Integra should also be used in the reconstruction of large and complex wounds and in case of bone exposure, as it helps to overcome the challenges related to wound healing in difficult areas. Notably, Integra has proven to be effective in patients who have undergone previous surgical procedures or adjuvant radiation therapy, in which previous incisions, scarring and radiation damages may hamper the effectiveness of traditional procedures. Finally, Integra is recommended in patients with recurrent and aggressive tumors who need closer tumor surveillance, as it gives easy access to the tumor site for oncologic follow-up examination.

Integra in Scalp Reconstruction After Tumor Excision: Recommendations From a Multidisciplinary Advisory Board / Magnoni, Cristina; De Santis, Giorgio; Fraccalvieri, Marco; Bellini, Pietrantonio; Portincasa, Aurelio; Giacomelli, Luca; Papa, Giovanni. - In: THE JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY. - ISSN 1049-2275. - (2019), pp. 2416-2420. [10.1097/SCS.0000000000005717]

Integra in Scalp Reconstruction After Tumor Excision: Recommendations From a Multidisciplinary Advisory Board

Magnoni, Cristina;De Santis, Giorgio;Bellini, Pietrantonio;Giacomelli, Luca;Papa, Giovanni
2019

Abstract

Integra is a dermal regeneration template used in the reconstruction of burns, traumatic injuries, or excision lesions in patients who present particular risk factors for traditional surgical procedures. A multidisciplinary advisory board of expert dermatologists and plastic surgeons have discussed the use of Integra in the reconstruction of scalp defects after tumor excision, focusing on the evidence derived from literature and on their experience in the treatment of approximately 400 patients. In this position paper, the authors summarize the main evidence discussed during the board, and the common practice guidelines proposed by the experts. The use of Integra is recommended in elderly patients with multiple comorbidities who have a higher risk for potential complications in traditional surgery; these patients may in fact benefit from a lower anesthetic risk, a less complicated postsurgical care and limited morbidity at the donor site obtained with the dermal template. Integra should also be used in the reconstruction of large and complex wounds and in case of bone exposure, as it helps to overcome the challenges related to wound healing in difficult areas. Notably, Integra has proven to be effective in patients who have undergone previous surgical procedures or adjuvant radiation therapy, in which previous incisions, scarring and radiation damages may hamper the effectiveness of traditional procedures. Finally, Integra is recommended in patients with recurrent and aggressive tumors who need closer tumor surveillance, as it gives easy access to the tumor site for oncologic follow-up examination.
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Integra in Scalp Reconstruction After Tumor Excision: Recommendations From a Multidisciplinary Advisory Board / Magnoni, Cristina; De Santis, Giorgio; Fraccalvieri, Marco; Bellini, Pietrantonio; Portincasa, Aurelio; Giacomelli, Luca; Papa, Giovanni. - In: THE JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY. - ISSN 1049-2275. - (2019), pp. 2416-2420. [10.1097/SCS.0000000000005717]
Magnoni, Cristina; De Santis, Giorgio; Fraccalvieri, Marco; Bellini, Pietrantonio; Portincasa, Aurelio; Giacomelli, Luca; Papa, Giovanni
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