Dept of Surgery, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, University of the Witwatersrand.
Ir Med J
A giant desmoid tumour required full thickness excision of the lower abdominal wall. The resultant massive defect was closed with reconstructive tissue matrix (Strattice). The mesh acted as successful scaffold for regenerative repair enabling skin grafting of a stable granulation bed giving a satisfactory mechanical and cosmetic result. This mesh should be explored further as a simpler alternative to complex plastic reconstructive techniques for large abdominal soft tissue defects.