Dual-Sided Polytetrafluoroethylene mesh in Immediate Prosthetic Breast Reconstruction following Treatment of Severe Fibrocystic Mastopathy

Dual-Sided Polytetrafluoroethylene mesh in Immediate Prosthetic Breast Reconstruction following... Breast reconstruction is well established, with various options, and every effort should be employed in order to recreate a natural breast symmetry while preserving safety and quality of life for patients. In recent years, immediate breast reconstruction, using either prostheses or autogenous tissue, has gained wider acceptance. Whenever possible, immediate breast reconstruction should be recommended, allowing that the reconstruction is made at the time of mastectomy under the same anesthesia. This technical evolution allows better preservation of the skin and pectoral muscles, reducing the feeling of mutilation and emphasizing the indication of immediate reconstruction. In this work, the authors present a clinical case of breast reconstruction of a 35-year-old patient with severe fibrocystic mastopathy, who has been submitted to subcutaneous mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction with breast implants using a dual-sided polytetrafluoroethylene mesh, in the lower pole of the breast, highlighting the importance and success of this type of material, being a good option in cases of breast reconstruction when there is an inadequate coverage of the implants by the pectoralis muscle. Level of Evidence: Level V, therapeutic study. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Dual-Sided Polytetrafluoroethylene mesh in Immediate Prosthetic Breast Reconstruction following Treatment of Severe Fibrocystic Mastopathy

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2012 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-012-0724-0
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Abstract

Breast reconstruction is well established, with various options, and every effort should be employed in order to recreate a natural breast symmetry while preserving safety and quality of life for patients. In recent years, immediate breast reconstruction, using either prostheses or autogenous tissue, has gained wider acceptance. Whenever possible, immediate breast reconstruction should be recommended, allowing that the reconstruction is made at the time of mastectomy under the same anesthesia. This technical evolution allows better preservation of the skin and pectoral muscles, reducing the feeling of mutilation and emphasizing the indication of immediate reconstruction. In this work, the authors present a clinical case of breast reconstruction of a 35-year-old patient with severe fibrocystic mastopathy, who has been submitted to subcutaneous mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction with breast implants using a dual-sided polytetrafluoroethylene mesh, in the lower pole of the breast, highlighting the importance and success of this type of material, being a good option in cases of breast reconstruction when there is an inadequate coverage of the implants by the pectoralis muscle. Level of Evidence: Level V, therapeutic study.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Dec 1, 2012

References

  • Current developments in autologous breast reconstruction
    Blondeel, PN; Ali, R; Cocquyt, V; Depypere, H; Monstrey, S

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