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Latissimus dorsi flap breast reconstruction

Nicholas L Berlin, Jennifer B Hamill, Ji Qi, Hyungjin M Kim, Andrea L Pusic, Edwin G Wilkins
BACKGROUND: Survey-based research is essential for evaluating the outcomes of health care in an era of patient-centered care. However, many such studies are hampered by poor response rates in completion of study questionnaires, thus limiting the generalizability of any findings. The objectives of this analysis were to identify independent variables associated with nonresponse to surveys following breast reconstruction to improve future patient-reported outcomes research. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Mastectomy Reconstruction Outcomes Consortium is a prospective cohort study involving 11 leading medical centers from the United States and Canada...
April 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
James M Economides, David H Song
Background: Despite the popularity of latissimus dorsi (LD) flap in breast reconstruction, a breast implant is often necessary to achieve sufficient volume. Prior reports describe fat grafting to the LD flap as a secondary procedure to correct contour deformities and improve volume. Our institution has instituted autologous breast reconstruction with an LD flap and immediate fat transfer (LIFT). Methods: A retrospective review of all patients undergoing the LIFT procedure was undertaken...
January 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
A Vairinho, A Al Hindi, M Revol, A Legras, K Rem, Y Guenane, S Cristofari, T Sorin
INTRODUCTION: Soft tissue and bone radionecrosis are rare but serious complications may occur late after radiotherapy. CASE REPORT: We report the case of an 86-year-old woman with a history an infiltrating ductal carcinoma of the left breast, treated by total mastectomy, left axillary dissection and adjuvant radiotherapy. Eighteen years later, the first radionecrosis lesions appeared and grew progressively in a 6-month period. These lesions are deep, involving the anterior aspect of the 4th to the 6th ribs and infiltrating the chest wall to the left cardio-thoracic space communicating largely with the pericardium...
February 2, 2018: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
Efterpi C Demiri, Dimitrios D Dionyssiou, Antonios Tsimponis, Christina-Olga Goula, Leonidas C Pavlidis, Georgia-Alexandra Spyropoulou
BACKGROUND: Although free abdominal flaps constitute the gold standard in post-radiation delayed breast reconstruction, latissimus dorsi-based methods offer alternative reconstructive options. This retrospective study aims to compare outcomes of delayed breast reconstruction using the fat-augmented latissimus dorsi (FALD) autologous reconstruction and the latissimus dorsi-plus-implant reconstruction in irradiated women. METHODS: We reviewed the files of 47 post-mastectomy irradiated patients (aged 29-73 years), who underwent delayed latissimus dorsi-based breast reconstruction between 2010 and 2016...
January 25, 2018: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Tosan Ehanire, Dhruv Singhal, Bruce Mast, Mark Leyngold
BACKGROUND: Microsurgery is performed using either the operating microscope or loupe magnification. Use of the operating microscope is considered the "criterion standard"; however, loupes are emerging as a safe and reliable technique to perform microsurgery. The purpose of this study was to analyze the safety of microsurgery under loupe magnification compared with the microscope. Previous studies discussing the safety of loupe magnification during microsurgery have been published; however, this is the first study to compare free flap outcomes from 2 surgeons at the same institution, each using their respective technique...
January 24, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Rachita Sood, Jeena M Easow, Geoffrey Konopka, Zubin J Panthaki
BACKGROUND: Surgeons employ the latissimus dorsi flap (LDF) for reconstruction of a large variety of breast cancer surgery defects, including quadrantectomy, lumpectomy, modified radical mastectomy, and others. The LDF may be used in delayed or immediate reconstruction, in combination with tissue expanders for a staged reconstruction, with implant-based immediate reconstruction, or alone as an autogenous flap. METHODS: The authors discuss the historical uses and more recent developments in the LDF...
January 2018: Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
Silvanie Volz, Konstantinos Kalousis, Jung In Song, Tobias Kisch, Eike Wenzel, Peter Mailänder
OBJECTIVE: Interdisciplinary work including surgery and additive radiotherapy is often needed for the therapy of tumours. Beneath this, brachytherapy is an important part of the radiotherapy. It was first used over 100 years ago and is in regular use after the development of afterload technology in the early 1970s. Today it is often used in different tumour therapies, for example in soft tissue sarcoma or breast tumours, in order to decrease the risk of local recurrence. Concerning its benefits, higher doses could be used because of the localized effect with equivalent local control rate and less toxicity of treatment...
September 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Naohiro Ishii, Jiro Ando, Michiko Harao, Masaru Takemae
Implant-based breast reconstruction can be performed using a choice of various types of breast implants. However, cases where the breast shapes are unsuitable for implant-based reconstruction method are occasionally encountered. We present two patients with wide trunks who underwent breast reconstruction using an unusual configuration that involved a latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap combined with two paranemic implants.
December 2017: Gland Surgery
N Johns, N Fairbairn, M Trail, A Ewing, L Yong, C Raine, J M Dixon
BACKGROUND: The latissimus dorsi flap is a popular choice for autologous breast reconstruction. To dramatically improve volume, we report our experience of using the immediately lipofilled extended latissimus dorsi (ELD) flap and show it as a valid option for autologous breast reconstruction. METHODS: Patients undergoing the procedure between December 2013 and June 2016 were included. Demographic, clinical and operative factors were analysed, together with in-hospital morbidity and duration of postoperative hospital stay...
November 24, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
Yoshihito Itani, Akeo Hagiwara, Takahiro Hashimoto, Noritaka Isogai, Hirohisa Kusuhara
Background: Seroma formation is a major complication following latissimus dorsi (LD) flap transfer for breast reconstruction. We implanted a nonwoven polyglycolic acid (PGA) fabric-a biodegradable polymer-in the LD flap donor site and examined its effect on postoperative seroma formation and resolution in a comparative study on 38 patients undergoing primary 1-stage breast reconstruction by LD flap. Method: A PGA treatment group had a PGA fabric placed in the donor wound (PGA group, n = 20), whereas a second group was treated with standard donor site closure (control group, n = 18)...
October 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Megan Fracol, Michelle Grim, Steven Lanier, Neil A Fine
The latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap (LDMF) is a reliable and frequently used option to bring vascularized skin and soft tissue to improve the stability and aesthetic result in breast reconstruction. Standard techniques with skin paddle inset in a horizontal or oblique fashion preferentially improve anterior projection (when inset at the mastectomy scar) or lower pole and infra-mammary fold (IMF) constriction (when inset into the IMF). Here, we describe a modification for inset of the LDMF that improves both anterior projection and lower pole/IMF constriction, while also allowing the latissimus muscle to fan out and provide complete implant coverage...
November 8, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Oren P Mushin, Paige L Myers, Howard N Langstein
This article describes the use of implant-enhanced and total-autologous latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flaps in breast reconstruction. It addresses the indications for use of this reconstruction alternative, which have recently been expanded thanks to the advent of high-volume fat grafting. Given its straightforward dissection, reliable vascular pedicle, variety of approaches, and potential for excellent aesthetic results, use of latissimus dorsi flaps may be considered among first-line options in selected patients...
January 2018: Clinics in Plastic Surgery
Eui Sun Shin, Hyo In Kim, Seung Yong Song, Dae Hyun Lew, Dong Won Lee
BACKGROUND: Oncoplastic surgery is being increasingly performed in Korean women; however, unlike Westerners, Korean women usually have small to moderate-sized breasts. To achieve better outcomes in reconstructed breasts, several factors should be considered to determine the optimal surgical method. METHODS: A total of 108 patients who underwent oncoplastic surgery from January 2013 to December 2016 were retrospectively investigated. We used various methods, including glandular tissue reshaping, latissimus dorsi (LD) flap transposition, and reduction oncoplasty, to restore the breast volume and symmetry...
January 2018: Archives of Plastic Surgery
Albert Losken, Alexandra M Hart, Abhishek Chatterjee
The oncoplastic approach to breast conservation therapy has become a useful and popular option for women with breast cancer who wish to preserve their breast. The initial driving forces were aimed at minimizing the potential for a breast conservation therapy deformity; however, various other benefits have been identified that include broadening the indications for breast conservation therapy in some patients and improved margin control. The various techniques can be categorized into glandular rearrangement techniques such as breast reductions usually in patients with larger breasts or flap reconstruction such as the latissimus dorsi muscle usually in patients with smaller breasts...
November 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
O Kubala, J Prokop, L Petráš, P Ihnát, P Jelínek, P Ostruszka
INTRODUCTION: Radiation-induced angiosarcoma is a rare but very aggressive tumour. The highest risk of sarcoma development is in patients after breast-conserving surgery.Case 1: The 66 years old patient underwent radical mastectomy with axillary dissection because of ductal carcinoma with consequent radiotherapy, chemotherapy and hormonal therapy. After 6 years, high-grade angiosarcoma was diagnosed and resected with negative resection margins. Within subsequent 24 months, additional three radical re-excisions were performed because of repeated sarcoma recurrence...
2017: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
J van Bastelaar, L van Roozendaal, R Granzier, G Beets, Y Vissers
BACKGROUND: Seroma formation is a common complication after mastectomy. This review aims to elucidate which surgical techniques are most effective in reducing the dead space and therefore seroma formation in patients undergoing mastectomy. METHODS: A literature search was performed to identify clinical studies comparing any form of flap fixation to conventional closure technique in patients undergoing mastectomy with or without axillary clearance. Studies were eligible for inclusion if outcome was described in terms of seroma formation and/or complications of seroma formation...
January 2018: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
Dominique Mathieu, Nazanin Shahvary, Nicolas Côté, Kerianne Boulva, Léamarie Meloche-Dumas, Toni Vu, Erica Patocskai, Christina Bernier, David Roberge, Israel Fortin
A 43-year-old premenopausal female presented with a multicentric infiltrating lobular carcinoma of the left breast with axillary nodes metastasis. She underwent modified radical mastectomy with axillary lymph node dissection (level I and II) followed by a mixed autologous latissimus dorsi flap reconstruction with the addition of prosthesis. The final pathological analysis revealed a 6 cm invasive lobular carcinoma pT3N2aM0, grade III/III, estrogen and progesterone positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) negative, with 5/16 positive lymph nodes...
July 12, 2017: Curēus
Yoshihiro Sowa, Toshiaki Numajiri, Katsuhiko Nakatsukasa, Koichi Sakaguchi, Tetsuya Taguchi
PURPOSE: The pedicled, descending-branch muscle-sparing latissimus dorsi (MSLD) flap has been widely used for breast reconstruction following total mastectomy. However, the superiority of the MSLD flap compared to the conventional latissimus dorsi (CLD) flap in preventing seroma formation has not been demonstrated. This study compares the morbidities related to seroma formation following pedicled MSLD flap and CLD flap breast reconstruction. METHODS: A total of 15 women who underwent partial mastectomy and immediate partial breast reconstruction with MSLD flaps were compared with 15 women under identical conditions with CLD flap breast reconstruction...
September 2017: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
G Berthet, C Faure, M A Dammacco, C Vermesch, E Delay, C Ho Quoc, N Carrabin
INTRODUCTION: Immediate breast reconstruction (IBR) improves the quality of life of patients who undergo mastectomy. The latissimus dorsi flap (LDF) method provides particularly good aesthetic results, but its tolerance to subsequent radiotherapy remains unclear. We thus sought to assess tolerance and esthetic results and satisfaction, as reported by patients who underwent IBR by LDF with or without subsequent radiotherapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective case-control study in a population of women who were diagnosed with breast cancer between January 1999 and January 2014 and who had mastectomies with IBR by LDF without prostheses...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
Hadyn K N Kankam, George J M Hourston, Laura J Fopp, John R Benson, Sarah L Benyon, Michael S Irwin, Amit Agrawal, Parto Forouhi, Charles M Malata
BACKGROUND: Reconstructive breast surgery has continued to evolve over the last decade with a key change being the adoption of acellular dermal matrices (ADMs) as an adjunct for implant-based procedures. This retrospective observational study assesses the effect of ADMs on post-mastectomy reconstructive practice performed in a single institution. METHODS: We conducted a review of all patients undergoing breast reconstruction at a University Teaching Hospital for an 18-month period before and after adopting ADMs...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
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