FDA: Some Mesh Brands May Lead To More Complications In Breast Reconstruction Patients
Patients who receive breast reconstructive surgery using some brands of acellular dermal matrix seem to have a higher risk of major complications than those whose surgeries did not use the mesh, says a safety alert from the US FDA.
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