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Hin-Lun Liu, Suet-Ying Pang, Chung-Ching Lee, Melody Man-Kuen Wong, Hon-Ping Chung, Yu-Wai Chan
INTRODUCTION: Vascularized lymph node transfer (VLNT) has become very popular in the treatment of secondary lymphedema. However, the mechanism has not been clearly elucidated. The purpose of this study was (1) to evaluate the outcome of vascularized groin lymph node (VGLN) transfer using axilla as a recipient site in patients with breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL) and (2) to provide radiological evidence of lymphangiogenesis in VLNT. METHODS: Between August 2013 and June 2016, 30 consecutive patients with a mean age of 60 years underwent VGLN transfer for BCRL...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
Jiao Zou, Linlin Zhu, Xiaomei Jiang, Yang Wang, Yue Wang, Xiangwei Wang, Bin Chen
Flap endonuclease 1 (FEN1) overexpression promotes breast cancer. We investigated the role of FEN1 in cisplatin resistance and the chemosensitizing effects of curcumin in breast cancer cells. We demonstrated that FEN1 overexpression promotes cisplatin resistance in breast cancer cells, and that FEN1 knockdown enhances cisplatin sensitivity. Curcumin down-regulated FEN1 expression in a dose-dependent manner. A combination of cisplatin and curcumin enhanced breast cancer cell sensitivity to cisplatin by down-regulating FEN1 expression in vitro and in vivo ...
February 16, 2018: Oncotarget
Dorothee Boehm, Konstantin Bergmeister, Emre Gazyakan, Thomas Kremer, Ulrich Kneser, Volker J Schmidt
AIMS: Reconstruction of breasts and chest wall deformities in female patients after severe burn injury is a challenge for reconstructive surgeons. In these patients, neither implant-based procedures nor standard free flaps are sometimes applicable because of limited skin quality and unavailability of donor sites at the abdomen, back, buttock, or medial thigh. METHODS: We present a case of a young female patient with a history of 80 % total body surface area burn after electric high-voltage injury...
March 13, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Burak Özkan, Abbas Albayati, Atilla Adnan Eyüboğlu, Ahmet Çağrı Uysal, Nilgun Markal Ertaş, Mehmet Haberal
OBJECTIVES: Transplant patients, like the nontransplant population, can have surgical interventions for body shape disorders. Studies on aesthetic surgeries in transplant patients are scarce. Our aim was to share our experiences with various aesthetic procedures in solid-organ transplant recipients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Six (5 female, 1 male) transplant patients who received surgical corrections of the aging face, ptosis and lipodystrophy of the breast, and abdomen at the Baskent University Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Department between 2010 and 2017 were included...
March 2018: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
Sukru Yazar, E Cigdem Karadag, Altug Altinkaya, Halil Kara, Cihan Uras
BACKGROUND: Breast reconstruction with a Becker-type expander is a common technique following mastectomy. However, inconsistency remains in the literature regarding risk factors for the survival of a Becker-type expander following immediate breast reconstruction. This study's purpose is to investigate possible risk factors for the Becker-type expander survival and to evaluate the complications related to expander removal following immediate breast reconstruction. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review of consecutive women who underwent a mastectomy followed by immediate breast reconstruction with a Becker-type expander from November 2010 to November 2016...
March 9, 2018: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Akiyo Yoshimura, Seiko Okumura, Masataka Sawaki, Masaya Hattori, Junko Ishiguro, Yayoi Adachi, Haruru Kotani, Naomi Gondo, Ayumi Kataoka, Madoka Iwase, Sakura Onishi, Kayoko Sugino, Mitsuo Terada, Nanae Horisawa, Makiko Mori, Nobue Takaiso, Ikuo Hyodo, Hiroji Iwata
BACKGROUND: Contralateral risk-reducing mastectomy (CRRM) for breast cancer patients with BRCA mutations has been reported to not only reduce breast cancer incidence but also to improve survival. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines recommend providing CRRM to women with BRCA mutations who desire CRRM after risk-reduction counseling. However, in Japan, CRRM cannot be performed generally because it is not covered by health insurance. Thus, we conducted a feasibility study to confirm the safety of CRRM...
March 8, 2018: Breast Cancer: the Journal of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
Rohini Kadle, Joshua Cohen, William Hambley, Alejandro Gomez-Viso, William J Rifkin, Robert Allen, Nolan Karp, Pierre Saadeh, Daniel Ceradini, Jamie Levine, Tomer Avraham
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 6, 2018: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
János Varga, Gábor Mohos, Ákos Varga, Gábor Erős, Balázs Bende, István Balázs Németh, Ádám Kocsis
AIM OF THE STUDY: Immediate breast reconstruction is often applied after mastectomy. However, inappropriate surgical technique, postoperative radiotherapy and infection may lead to tissue necrosis and implant protrusion. Traditional therapies frequently fail. However, previous data suggested that capsule flaps may be appropriate for the salvage of implants. Our goal was to investigate the usefulness of capsuloplasty in patients with exposed breast implant and to monitor the blood supply of capsule flaps during the operation...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
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
Laurenz Weitgasser, Ali Bahsoun, Amro Amr, Michael Brandstetter, Friedrich Knam, Thomas Schoeller
Breast deformity, in post-burn patients, is a common problem leading to lower self-esteem and reclusive behavior that impairs quality of life. The authors present the course of treatment of an 18-year-old immigrant girl who suffered second- to third-degree burns over approximately 20% of her total body surface area in her early childhood. The second- to third-degree burns were located on her right trunk and abdomen, as well as her right shoulder, neck, and right groin area. Since it was not offered in her home country, reconstructive surgery, including microsurgical breast reconstruction, was sought abroad...
March 5, 2018: Archives of Plastic Surgery
Ralph Verstappen, Gabriel Djedovic, Evi Maria Morandi, Dietmar Heiser, Ulrich Michael Rieger, Thomas Bauer
Background: A persistent problem in autologous breast reconstruction in skin-sparing mastectomies is skin restoration after skin necrosis or secondary oncological resection. As a solution to facilitate reconstruction, skin banking of free-flap skin has been proposed in cases where the overlying skin envelope must be resected, as this technique spares the patient an additional donor site. Herein, we present the largest series to date in which this method was used. We investigated its safety and the possibility of skin banking for prolonged periods of time...
March 5, 2018: Archives of Plastic Surgery
Kazuyuki Kubo, Hiroyuki Takei, Atsumori Hamahata, Hiroshi Matsumoto, Hiroyuki Sakurai
PURPOSE: To prevent tissue expander (TE) exposure following mastectomy flap necrosis in immediate breast reconstruction, the TE is usually covered completely or partially with a musculofascial (MF) flap. This study compares the complications of the two coverage methods. METHODS: We reviewed, retrospectively, 106 cases of immediate TE-based breast reconstruction. The patients were divided into two groups according to whether complete or partial TE coverage was done...
March 5, 2018: Surgery Today
N D Thimmappa, J V Vasile, C Y Ahn, J L Levine, M R Prince
Autologous breast reconstruction using muscle-sparing free flaps are becoming increasingly popular, although microvascular free flap reconstruction has been utilised for autologous breast reconstructions for >20 years. This innovative microsurgical technique involves meticulous dissection of artery-vein bundle (perforators) responsible for perfusion of the subcutaneous fat and skin of the flap; however, due to unpredictable anatomical variations, preoperative imaging of the donor site to select appropriate perforators has become routine...
February 27, 2018: Clinical Radiology
Oscar Ochoa, Vitali Azouz, Alfredo Santillan, Steven Pisano, Minas Chrysopoulo, Peter Ledoux, Gary Arishita, Norma Ketchum, Joel E Michalek, Chet Nastala
BACKGROUND: Accurate breast cancer staging is essential for optimal management of adjuvant therapies. While breast lymphatic drainage involves both axillary and internal mammary (IM) lymph node (LN) basins, IM LN sampling is not routinely advocated. The current study analyzes the incidence of IM LN metastases sampled during free flap breast reconstruction and subsequent changes in adjuvant treatment. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of patients with positive IM LN biopsies during free flap breast reconstruction was performed...
March 1, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
Assaf A Zeltzer, Randy A De Baerdemaeker, Benoit Hendrickx, Katrin Seidenstücker, Carola Brussaard, Moustapha Hamdi
Abdominal scars are no longer a contra-indication for abdominal perforator flap harvesting. Few research data exists about the regeneration potential of the abdominal wall's perforator system. Therefore, previous abdominoplasty with umbilical transposition is an absolute contra-indication for a DIEaP-flap (deep inferior epigastric artery perforator flap). A 50-year-old patient required a breast reconstruction of the right breast, 10 years after an abdominoplasty with undermining of the superior abdomen and umbilical transposition...
March 1, 2018: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
Gloria R Sue, Beatrice J Sun, Gordon K Lee
BACKGROUND: Two-stage expander implant breast reconstruction is commonly performed after mastectomy. Salvage and long-term outcomes after development of complications have not been well described. We examined a single surgeon's experience to study the rate of reoperation secondary to complications after first-stage expander placement and to evaluate their outcomes. Better understanding of salvage techniques may help guide future management. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of consecutive patients who underwent placement of a tissue expander (TE) for breast reconstruction between December 2006 and August 2015 with the senior author...
February 27, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Nicholas Haddock, Min-Jeong Cho, Sumeet Teotia
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Shangshan Li, Jie Luan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Lisa R Shah-Patel
Malignant phyllodes tumor is a rare tumor of the breast occurring in females usually between the ages of 35 and 55 years. It is often difficult to distinguish benign from malignant phyllodes tumors from other benign entities such as fibroadenomas. This case presentation demonstrates a woman with malignant phyllodes tumor treated with mastectomy with abdominal skin flap reconstruction.
December 2017: Radiology Case Reports
Angie Zhang, Deniz Dayicioglu
BACKGROUND: The deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap has gradually become the superior choice for autologous breast reconstruction because it reduces donor site morbidity, abdominal wall complications, and postoperative recovery time when compared with other flap types. METHODS: The purposes of this study are to report on the experience and clinical outcomes of consecutive DIEP flap breast reconstructions performed by a single surgeon at a cancer center between April 2011 and May 2016 and to characterize the trends among these flaps...
February 23, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
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