Monthly Archives: September 2011

A recent development from the University of Oxford may help breast cancer survivors with breast reconstruction after mastectomy surgery. Oxtex Limited has acquired over $700,000 to start development on intelligent, self-inflating hydrogel tissue expanders.

During a mastectomy, a woman’s breast is either partially or completely removed in order to eliminate cancerous cells. This leaves the chest skin close to the ribs, looking flat and tight. In order to prepare the skin for breast reconstruction surgery, the tight skin on the chest must be stretched and made pliable in order for a breast implant to be placed within the area.

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