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Chicago, Illinois 60611


The purpose of this study is to assess whether brief use of an externally implantable tissue expansion device following excisional skin cancer surgery will significantly reduce the diameter of the final wound defect, and hence the length of the final linear primary closure. The secondary objective is to assess the functional benefits, if any, associated with use of the tissue expander.


Inclusion Criteria - Subjects ages 18-80 years old - Subjects who are undergoing an excision of a large cutaneous lesion - Subjects with an immediate post-excision wound defect at least 2.5 cm in diameter - Subjects undergoing surgery on the trunk or extremities - The subject has willingness and the ability to understand and provide informed consent for the use of their tissue and communicate with the investigator. - Subjects who are willing to undergo no other treatments for the scars for the duration of the study. Exclusion Criteria - Subjects with scalp wounds - Subjects who are unable to understand the protocol or give informed consent



Primary Contact:

Study Director
Dennis P West, PhD
Northwestern University

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Location Contact:

Chicago, Illinois 60611
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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