Eur J Plast Surg (2017) 40:203–212 DOI 10.1007/s00238-016-1261-z ORIGINAL PAPER Predictability of anthropomorphic measurements in implant selection for breast reconstruction: a retrospective cohort study 1 2 1 2,3 Egidio Riggio & Ilaria Ardoino & Caroline E. Richardson & Elia Biganzoli Received: 3 August 2016 /Accepted: 20 November 2016 /Published online: 3 January 2017 The Author(s) 2016. This article is published with open access at Springerlink.com Abstract average in 92.1% of cases and 5.9% of implants had been Background Preoperative implant planning for breast recon- replaced with another model, indicating that the perioperative struction is often at risk of being changed perioperatively. This implant selection was usually appropriate. study examined which factors are associated with a change of Conclusions This study documents the frequency with which implant selection. implant choices, despite accurate preoperative planning, are Methods Women who had unilateral two-stage breast recon- changed perioperatively as a result of relatively small differ- struction between 2002 and 2007 were studied. Inclusion ences in anthropomorphic measurements. Perioperative recal- criteria were photographic evidence of preoperative skin culation of breast dimensions may have an advantage in terms markings indicating breast dimensions and a selected implant of patient reoperation rates. Changes in width were less
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Jan 3, 2017
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