What Surgeons Should Know About Breast Reconstruction for Oncology Patients

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Abstract

Purpose of Review: The purpose of this review is to highlight the major tenets of breast reconstruction and to summarize the existing state of the literature related to these. Recent Findings: Trends in breast reconstruction rates have recently reversed. Existing data cannot yet account for this. Current literature may not fully address the actual reality of breast reconstruction today. Outcome measures to define a successful breast reconstruction continue to be refined. Reconstruction choices related to type of reconstruction and timing, as well as oncologic treatment trends and device technology, are in constant evolution. Summary: A great diversity of reconstruction opportunities exists to suit patients’ needs. Careful understanding of the evidence base in breast reconstruction must be employed by plastic surgeons to maximize the benefit of reconstruction for each individual patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number14
JournalCurrent Surgery Reports
Volume8
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2020

Keywords

  • Autologous breast reconstruction
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Breast reconstruction complications
  • Implant-based breast reconstruction
  • Oncoplastic breast surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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