Reference : Current concepts in breast reconstruction
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Human health sciences : Surgery
Current concepts in breast reconstruction
Preud'homme, L. [ > > ]
LEMAIRE, Vincent mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Chirurgie maxillo-faciale et plastique >]
Nizet, Jean-Luc mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cliniques > Département des sciences cliniques >]
Acta Chirurgica Belgica
Acta Medica Belgica
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[en] Breast Implants ; Breast Neoplasms/surgery ; Carcinoma/surgery ; Female ; Humans ; Mammaplasty/methods/standards/trends ; Patient Satisfaction ; Radiotherapy, Adjuvant ; Surgical Flaps/blood supply/physiology ; Time Factors
[en] As the incidence of breast cancer increases, breast reconstruction is more and more often proposed and its indications are viewed in terms of quality of life. In the past, delayed reconstruction was the rule. Progress in reconstructive techniques currently allows performing immediate reconstruction in selected cases, even when the operative field has to be irradiated. These new techniques generally improve the result of breast reconstruction. Moreover, expansion of screening techniques allows detection of small tumors for which a conservative excision is sufficient. Nevertheless, this kind of less aggressive surgery may require a reconstructive procedure in order to maximise the aesthetic result.

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