Breast reconstruction by tissue expander after radiotherapy: When the skin does not expand, the rib cage is at risk

Breast reconstruction by tissue expander after radiotherapy: When the skin does not expand, the... Expander-based breast reconstruction in combination with radiotherapy and tight unyielding overlying skin and capsule can redirect the expansion force toward the thoracic ribcage rather than the skin causing rib deformities and possible fractures. Level of Evidence: Level IV, risk/prognostic study http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Breast reconstruction by tissue expander after radiotherapy: When the skin does not expand, the rib cage is at risk

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Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
Copyright © 2014 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-014-0952-6
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Abstract

Expander-based breast reconstruction in combination with radiotherapy and tight unyielding overlying skin and capsule can redirect the expansion force toward the thoracic ribcage rather than the skin causing rib deformities and possible fractures. Level of Evidence: Level IV, risk/prognostic study

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Jun 1, 2014

References

  • Rib fracture as a complication of accelerated partial breast irradiation diagnosed on MRI
    Monticciolo, DL; Sincleair, ST; Hajdik, RL
  • Substantial chest-wall deformity following tissue expansion after radiotherapy
    Wildt, RP; Tuinder, S; Hulst, RR

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