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The SERI® Surgical Scaffold Use in Reconstruction Post Market Study for Tissue Support and Repair in Breast Reconstruction Surgery

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Allergan Identifier:
First received: December 7, 2010
Last updated: December 15, 2015
Last verified: December 2015
The purpose of the study is to obtain clinical experience with the use of SERI® Surgical Scaffold for tissue support and repair in breast reconstruction.

Condition Intervention
Breast Reconstruction Device: SERI® Surgical Scaffold

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Allergan:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Investigator Satisfaction Following Use of SERI® Surgical Scaffold at 6 Months [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    The primary outcome measure was investigator satisfaction at 6 months after stage I surgery/implantation of SERI® Surgical Scaffold. Satisfaction was evaluated using an 11-point scale, where 0=very dissatisfied to 10=very satisfied.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Investigator Ease of Use Assessment at the Time of SERI® Placement During Stage I Surgery [ Time Frame: Immediately following Stage I surgery ]
    Ease of Use assessments of SERI® Surgical Scaffold by the investigator were collected on Case Report Forms (CRFs) following stage I surgery. Ease of Use was assessed separately using a 5-point scale, where 0=very difficult to 5=very easy to use for the following criteria: • SERI® preparation before implantation (excluding cutting or shaping) • SERI® cutting and shaping before implantation • SERI® positioning/drapability during implantation • SERI® cutting and shaping after implantation • SERI® suturing during implantation (including tension and stretch). The number of participants who were implanted with SERI® Surgical Scaffold (n=139) by Investigator Ease of Use response for each category is reported.

  • Investigator Satisfaction Following Use of SERI® Surgical Scaffold at Other Time Points [ Time Frame: Stage 2 Surgery, Months 12, 18 and 24 ]
    Investigator satisfaction with SERI® Surgical Scaffold was evaluated at Stage II surgery and Months 12, 18 and 24 after surgery/implantation using an 11-point scale, where 0=very dissatisfied to 10=very satisfied.

Enrollment: 160
Study Start Date: October 2010
Study Completion Date: April 2014
Primary Completion Date: October 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Implanted Participants
Participants with breast reconstruction surgery implanted with SERI® Surgical Scaffold.
Device: SERI® Surgical Scaffold
Breast reconstruction surgery


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

To be eligible for enrollment, the subject must:

  • Be female, greater or equal to 18 years of age
  • Be willing to undergo breast reconstruction with sub-pectoralis muscle placement of a tissue expander, followed by exchange with a sub-pectoral breast implant
  • Have previously had or be willing to undergo mastectomy with healthy, well-vascularized skin flaps anticipated by the surgeon
  • Be in good health other than breast pathology and be suited to general anesthesia and planned treatments.

Exclusion Criteria:

The subject must not:

  • Have undergone breast radiation treatment and/or is preoperatively evaluated to require radiation treatment to the breast area during the course of the study
  • Have a known allergy to silk
  • Have collagen-vascular, connective disease, or bleeding disorders
  • Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) that is greater than or equal to 35
  • Have any disease, including uncontrolled diabetes, which is clinically known to impact wound healing ability
  • Have an autoimmune disease, an immune deficiency, or is on immune suppression drugs other than any other current treatment for breast cancer
  • Have smoked within the last 12 months
  • Currently have an alcohol/substance abuse problem or have had a relapse within 1 year prior to screening visit
  • Be pregnant, lactating, or expecting to be within the next 24 months
  • Have concomitant unrelated condition of breast/chest wall/skin
  • Have an abscess or infection at the time of surgery
  • Have undergone previous breast surgery with the exception of mastectomy, breast biopsy, cyst removal, lumpectomy, mastopexy, reduction and/or augmentation
  • Have had a prior soft tissue support device implanted in the breast
  • Have a condition or be in a situation that, in the Investigator's opinion, may put the subject at significant risk, may confound the study results, or may interfere significantly with the subject's participation in the study.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01256502

United States, California
Los Angeles, California, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Medical Monitor Allergan Medical
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Allergan Identifier: NCT01256502     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SURE-001
Study First Received: December 7, 2010
Results First Received: December 18, 2013
Last Updated: December 15, 2015 processed this record on June 23, 2017