Chest wall reconstruction presents a challenging surgical problem with no universally recognized gold standard for the procedure. Various prosthetic and bioprosthetic materials exist for use in chest wall reconstruction, with bioprosthetic materials offering significant advantages in the case of a preoperatively infected surgical field. Here we present a case of the absorbable BioBridge system (Acute Innovations, Hillsboro, OR) used for chest well reconstruction and describe a novel complication of structural failure of the BioBridge plate, involving fracturing of the prosthesis with wound erosion, ultimately requiring reoperation and removal of the device.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine