|Reference : La reconstruction mammaire|
|Scientific journals : Article|
|Human health sciences : Surgery|
|La reconstruction mammaire|
|[en] Breast Reconstruction|
|Brewaeys, P. [> > > >]|
|Heymans, O. [> > > >]|
|Nizet, Jean-Luc [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Chirurgie maxillo-faciale et plastique >]|
|Revue Médicale de Liège|
|[en] Breast reconstruction has been the subject of many controversies. It now seems generally agreed however that the operation has no deleterious influence on the follow up of breast cancer patients and that it has favorable psychologic effects. Breast reconstruction can be performed either by using prostheses or analogous tissues. These two different modalities have each their own advantages and limitations. Deep knowledge of the techniques and their indications allows to select the most appropriate approach in the individual patient and, thus, to improve long term results.|
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