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Official Journal of the Italian Society of Maxillofacial Surgery
Frequency: 3 issues
Online ISSN 1827-1901
Indrizzi E. 1, Borneti P. O. 2, Fini G. 2
1 Department of Maxillofacial Surgery “La Sapienza” University “Umberto I” Polyclinic, Rome, Italy
2 S. Andrea Hospital 2nd “La Sapienza” Faculty of Medicine, Rome, Italy
In maxillo-facial surgery, many cases need aesthetic correction; camouflage is often needed in many malformative pathologies [Romberg syndrome, cleft lip and palate (CLP), etc.], following traumatic events or demolitive procedures on the face. During the last 2 years we have employed treated human cellular dermis allografts extracted from cadaver in 35 cases of soft tissue loss in the face. The material has proved very easy to use and can also be employed under local anaesthesia, by means of 2-3 small incisions, depending on the zone to treat. The results obtained, with a follow-up of 2 years, can be judged as being very good, as there where no cases of rejection, post-operative problems have been minimal and aesthetic results have been more than satisfactory. Therefore, we believe that human cellular dermis allografts is one of the few grafting materials that most closely approach the stability, biocompatibility, inertia and plasticity which an ideal allogenic material should fulfil.