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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422254/the-assisi-think-tank-meeting-and-survey-of-post-mastectomy-radiation-therapy-after-breast-reconstruction-the-attm-smart-report
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Cynthia Aristei, Orit Kaidar-Person, Luca Tagliaferri, Meritxell Arenas, Charlotte E Coles, Birgitte V Offersen, Giovanni Frezza, Maria Cristina Leonardi, Vincenzo Valentini, Céline Bourgier, Philip M P Poortmans
PURPOSE: To describe the current European practise on post-mastectomy radiation therapy (PMRT) in relation to breast reconstruction. METHODS: A 21-item questionnaire was distributed online via Survey Monkey. Items referred to 1. general topics (country, centre, years of experience in breast cancer); 2. clinical decision making; 3. RT techniques and dosimetry; 4. dose fractionation. RESULTS: 283 responses were received from 19 countries. Most responders worked in public health services and in academic institutions and had 5-20 years experience...
January 12, 2018: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29369903/does-prosthesis-based-breast-reconstruction-affect-the-clinical-outcome-of-postmastectomy-radiotherapy
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Cheng-Feng Chen, Chen-Fang Hung, Shou-Fong Lin, Yih-Lin Chung
BACKGROUND: In the last 5 decades, there has been significant advancement of breast reconstruction and postmastectomy radiotherapy for breast cancer care. There has been concern that breast reconstruction may adversely affect the efficacy of postmastectomy radiotherapy. This, however, has not been proven by clear clinical evidence. METHODS: By comparing the locoregional recurrence rates and overall survival after postmastectomy radiotherapy between those with and without prosthesis-based breast reconstruction, a retrospective cohort study of the breast cancer patients was done...
January 25, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29360922/salvage-of-implant-based-breast-reconstruction-in-nipple-sparing-mastectomies-with-autologous-flaps
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Ali A Qureshi, Jeremie D Oliver, Rajiv P Parikh, Marissa M Tenenbaum, Terence M Myckatyn
Background: Implant-based breast reconstruction (IBR) after nipple-sparing mastectomies (NSM) can have complications that require explantation of a tissue expander or permanent prosthesis. When complications occur, preservation of the nipple-areola complex (NAC) remains critical to ensure aesthetic breast reconstruction. To date, there are minimal data on outcomes for patients experiencing unplanned explantations in IBR after NSM. Objectives: To evaluate final reconstructive outcomes for NSM patients who undergo IBR and have an unplanned explanation and to separately analyze the outcome of the NAC aesthetic subunit...
January 18, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280857/microbial-evaluation-in-capsular-contracture-of-breast-implants
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Marilena Galdiero, Fabio Larocca, Maria Rosaria Iovene, Martora Francesca, Gorizio Pieretti, Virginia D'Oriano, Gianluigi Franci, Giuseppe Ferraro, Francesco d'Andrea, Giovanni Francesco Nicoletti
BACKGROUND: Capsular contracture around breast implants is a severe and unpredictable complication experienced by up to 50 percent of patients after breast augmentation and reconstruction, and represents a major cause leading to reoperation. Several lines of evidence point to the involvement of subclinical infections and of bacterial biofilm formation. METHODS: To reduce the incidence of capsular contracture following mammaplasty, the authors studied the correlation between contamination by exogenous and endogenous bacterial flora and the capacity to develop bacterial biofilm in mammary implants...
January 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240638/antibiotic-prophylaxis-after-immediate-breast-reconstruction-the-reality-of-its-efficacy
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Kavitha Ranganathan, Erika D Sears, Lin Zhong, Ting-Ting Chung, Kevin C Chung, Jeffrey H Kozlow, Adeyiza O Momoh, Jennifer F Waljee
PURPOSE: Numerous techniques are used to prevent infection after immediate implant-based breast reconstruction. Postoperative antibiotic prophylaxis (PAP) is commonly prescribed to decrease the risk of reconstructive failure, despite conflicting evidence regarding its effectiveness. We sought to determine whether PAP decreases the risk of infection-related explantation in the setting of immediate prosthesis-based breast reconstruction. METHODS: Using Truven MarketScan databases, we identified all patients who underwent immediate implant reconstruction between 1/2010-6/2014 with at least 6 months of follow-up...
December 13, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184742/a-breast-reconstruction-using-a-breast-prosthesis-and-capsular-flap-for-a-lymphocele-patient
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Tomoyuki Yano, Daisuke Shimizu, Yoshitaka Ishii, Osamu Ito, Masayuki Sawaizumi
We encountered a very rare condition where the patient had a lymphocele under the skin envelope of the breast following mastectomy during the course of breast reconstruction with a tissue expander. The incidence rate of axillary lymphoceles is reported as 2.2-50% in breast cancer patients, but there have been no reports mentioning lymphoceles under the breast skin during the course of breast reconstruction with a prosthesis. The patient had a lymphocele in the lower lateral part of the breast following mastectomy and had multiple cellulitis-like inflammations...
October 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147663/can-the-weight-of-an-external-breast-prosthesis-influence-trunk-biomechanics-during-functional-movement-in-postmastectomy-women
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Katarzyna Hojan, Faustyna Manikowska
Introduction: Recent papers indicate that one-side mastectomy can produce deleterious effects on the posture and musculoskeletal system. This study was conducted to better understand the underlying mechanisms involved in trunk motion in external prosthesis users. Objective: The aim was to evaluate the changes in surface electromyographic (SEMG) activity of the erector spinae muscles (ES) in postmastectomy women with and without breast prostheses during functional body movement tests...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068919/do-bacteria-and-biofilm-play-a-role-in-double-capsule-formation-around-macrotextured-implants
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M Alain Danino, Nathanaël Nizard, Laurence S Paek, Alexander Govshievich, Jean-Phillipe Giot
BACKGROUND: The double capsule is a complication mostly described in aggressive macrotextured implants. Mechanical shear stress applied onto an immature periprosthetic capsule has been linked to their formation. The authors aim to demonstrate the role of bacterial phenotype and biofilm in the development of the double capsule. METHODS: Seven double capsules formed at the interface of macrotextured breast expander implants were studied using scanning electron microscopy...
November 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064920/what-s-new-in-acellular-dermal-matrix-and-soft-tissue-support-for-prosthetic-breast-reconstruction
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REVIEW
John Y S Kim, Alexei S Mlodinow
Of the nearly 90,000 implant-based breast reconstructions performed in the United States, the majority use internal soft-tissue support. Aesthetically, these constructs may allow for better positioning of prosthesis, improve lower pole expansion, and increase projection. They may have particular utility in direct-to-implant, nipple-sparing mastectomies, and prepectoral reconstructions. In recent years, new permutations of acellular dermal matrices have evolved with diverse shapes, sizes, form-factor innovations, and processing characteristics...
November 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062656/two-stage-prosthetic-breast-reconstruction-after-mastectomy-with-or-without-prior-postmastectomy-radiotherapy
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Thomas C Lam, Frank Hsieh, James Salinas, John Boyages
BACKGROUND: Two-stage prosthetic breast reconstruction with initial insertion of a tissue expander followed by an implant after a period of inflation is a well-established breast reconstruction option. Most of the current literature concentrates on the immediate setting, and there are only a few reports into delayed cases, especially after postmastectomy radiotherapy (RT). We performed a retrospective review of our experience over a 12.5-year period. METHODS: Between June 1998 and December 2010, a total of 671 patients received prosthetic-only breast reconstruction...
September 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050858/the-inframammary-skin-sparing-mastectomy-technique
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G-T Lam, J-G Feron, P Mallon, A Roulot, B Couturaud
Skin-sparing mastectomy and immediate implant-based breast reconstruction is technically a challenging procedures for women with large, ptotic breasts. This is usually performed using the Wise pattern incision resulting in an inverted T scar, which is associated with postoperative complications. The other challenge is obtaining adequate coverage of the prosthesis. We describe a technique that avoids the inverted T scar and provides a single horizontal scar with a double dermo-muscular layer coverage of the prosthesis...
October 16, 2017: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936374/helical-tomotherapy-for-postmastectomy-radiotherapy-after-immediate-left-breast-reconstruction-a-case-study
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930777/endoscopic-delayed-breast-reconstruction-with-expanders-and-implants-via-the-axillary-incision-made-for-sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-or-lymphadenectomy
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José Maria Serra-Mestre, Randolfo Fernandez Peñuela, Francesco DʼAndrea, Joan Maria Viñals, José Maria Serra-Renom
BACKGROUND: Classic techniques of delayed prosthetic breast reconstruction use the mastectomy scar as an access route. As a result, the filling of the expander must be postponed until the wounds have healed. This creates an asymmetry between the breasts with the volume changes caused by the filling of the expander, which may occur over several weeks and cause considerable discomfort. METHODS: Delayed breast reconstruction was performed via the axillary incision made for sentinel lymph node biopsy or lymphadenectomy with endoscopic assistance and detachment of the pectoralis major muscle...
September 19, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911890/three-dimensional-imaging-an-important-factor-of-decision-in-breast-augmentation
#14
A de Runz, D Boccara, N Bertheuil, F Claudot, M Brix, E Simon
INTRODUCTION: Since the beginning of the 21st century, three-dimensional imaging systems have been used more often in plastic surgery, especially during preoperative planning for breast surgery and to simulate the postoperative appearance of the implant in the patient's body. The main objective of this study is to assess the patients' attitudes regarding 3D simulation for breast augmentation. METHOD: A study was conducted, which included women who were operated on for primary breast augmentation...
September 11, 2017: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695172/women-experiences-of-using-external-breast-prosthesis-after-mastectomy
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Zohra Asif Jetha, Raisa B Gul, Sharifa Lalani
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify the experiences of breast cancer patients using external breast prostheses (EBP) in the context of the Pakistani society. METHODS: A qualitative descriptive exploratory design was used in the study. In-depth individual interviews were conducted with 15 postmastectomy women using EBP. A semi-structured interview guide with open-ended questions was used for the interviews. The analysis of the data was organized into four categories according to the study questions including reasons for using EBP, feeling about EBP, challenges for using EBP, and coping with lost breast...
July 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676319/impact-of-adjuvant-anti-estrogen-therapies-tamoxifen-and-aromatase-inhibitors-on-perioperative-outcomes-of-breast-reconstruction
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Raphaëlle Billon, Romain Bosc, Yazid Belkacemi, Elias Assaf, Mounia SidAhmed-Mezi, Barbara Hersant, Jean-Paul Meningaud
PURPOSE: Hormone (anti-estrogen) therapy (HT) plays a major role in hormone receptor-positive breast cancer management. The latest guidelines propose to extend the duration of adjuvant treatment from 5 to 10 years. The association between HT and thromboembolic or microvascular complications during breast reconstruction has been investigated. However, while estrogens play a crucial role in wound healing, no study has assessed the impact of tamoxifen or aromatase inhibitors on other postoperative complications, including wound healing complications...
November 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654584/a-novel-noncontact-diffuse-correlation-spectroscopy-device-for-assessing-blood-flow-in-mastectomy-skin-flaps-a-prospective-study-in-patients-undergoing-prosthesis-based-reconstruction
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Nneamaka B Agochukwu, Chong Huang, Mingjun Zhao, Ahmed A Bahrani, Li Chen, Patrick McGrath, Guoqiang Yu, Lesley Wong
A new advanced technology, noncontact diffuse correlation spectroscopy, has been recently developed for the measurement of tissue blood flow through analyzing the motions of red blood cells in deep tissues. This technology is portable, inexpensive, and noninvasive, and can measure up to 1.5-cm tissue depth. In this prospective study, the authors aimed to explore the use of this novel device in the prediction of mastectomy skin flap necrosis. The noncontact diffuse correlation spectroscopy device was used to measure mastectomy skin flap flow in patients undergoing mastectomy and immediate implant-based breast reconstruction before and immediately after mastectomy, and after placement of the prosthesis...
July 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625797/breast-implant-associated-anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma-from-diagnosis-to-treatment
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REVIEW
I Kaartinen, K Sunela, J Alanko, K Hukkinen, M-L Karjalainen-Lindsberg, C Svarvar
Breast lymphomas comprise a rare group of malignant breast tumors. Among these, a new entity has emerged as a potentially under-diagnosed disease. Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BI-ALCL) most often manifests as a late periprosthetic effusion between 1 and 10 years after the implantation of silicone or saline-filled breast prostheses. BI-ALCL is an anaplastic lymphoma kinase-negative T-cell lymphoma that has a distinctively different clinical course than other breast lymphomas or ALCLs...
August 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574950/prepectoral-breast-reconstruction-a-safe-alternative-to-submuscular-prosthetic-reconstruction-following-nipple-sparing-mastectomy
#19
Hani Sbitany, Merisa Piper, Rachel Lentz
BACKGROUND: Nipple-sparing mastectomy with immediate prosthetic reconstruction is routinely performed because of excellent aesthetic results and safe oncologic outcomes. Typically, subpectoral expanders are placed, but in select patients, this can lead to significant postoperative pain and animation deformity, caused by pectoralis major muscle disinsertion and stretch. Prepectoral reconstruction is a technique that eliminates dissection of the pectoralis major by placing the prosthesis completely above the muscle with complete acellular dermal matrix coverage...
September 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500904/endometrial-adenocarcinoma-recurrence-presenting-with-tibial-metastasis-report-of-a-case
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Mehmet Salih Söylemez, Bahattin Kemah, Umut Perçem Orhan Söylemez, Bülent Kılıç, Korhan Ozkan
INTRODUCTION: Metastatic bone disease at extremities is mostly associated with lung, liver, prostat, thyriod or breast malignancies. There for surgeons generally tends to seek for a primary tumor originating from these organs. Herein a case of endometrial adenocarcinoma recurrence that presented with symptoms of tibial pain is described. PRESENTATION OF CASE: 59 year-old woman was admitted to our orthopaedic oncology unit with pain, swelling and tenderness at right cruris for two weeks without any trauma history...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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