Preference for donor site scar orientation in pedicled latissimus dorsi breast reconstruction

Preference for donor site scar orientation in pedicled latissimus dorsi breast reconstruction A survey was carried out to ascertain the preference for donor site scar orientation in patients undergoing pedicled latissimus dorsi breast reconstruction and their views on breast reconstruction in general. One hundred twelve women (59 Chinese, 53 Western) completed the questionnaire. Participants were asked to state their preferred scar orientation (i.e., oblique, horizontal, or vertical) based on photographs showing the position of the scars. Demographic information and views on issues surrounding breast reconstruction in general were also collected. Data was analyzed non-parametrically with chi-square test and t test. The mean age of participants was 39.5 years (20–73 years). Seventy-seven percent of the participants would opt for an immediate breast reconstruction if offered ( p < 0.001). Eighty-six percent would have objection to the use of silicone implant as a whole or part of a reconstruction ( p < 0.001). Vertical and horizontal scars were the preferred orientation, with no women choosing the oblique orientation as their first choice ( p < 0.001). The non-Chinese of 40 years or older, as well as Chinese women from all age groups, preferred the horizontal scar ( p < 0.05). We demonstrated that both culture and age impact on the preferred scar orientation in breast reconstruction. Women in the age group we commonly reconstruct favored the horizontal scar. However, the younger women of non-Chinese origin tended to favor the vertical scar. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Preference for donor site scar orientation in pedicled latissimus dorsi breast reconstruction

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Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2007 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-007-0172-4
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Abstract

A survey was carried out to ascertain the preference for donor site scar orientation in patients undergoing pedicled latissimus dorsi breast reconstruction and their views on breast reconstruction in general. One hundred twelve women (59 Chinese, 53 Western) completed the questionnaire. Participants were asked to state their preferred scar orientation (i.e., oblique, horizontal, or vertical) based on photographs showing the position of the scars. Demographic information and views on issues surrounding breast reconstruction in general were also collected. Data was analyzed non-parametrically with chi-square test and t test. The mean age of participants was 39.5 years (20–73 years). Seventy-seven percent of the participants would opt for an immediate breast reconstruction if offered ( p < 0.001). Eighty-six percent would have objection to the use of silicone implant as a whole or part of a reconstruction ( p < 0.001). Vertical and horizontal scars were the preferred orientation, with no women choosing the oblique orientation as their first choice ( p < 0.001). The non-Chinese of 40 years or older, as well as Chinese women from all age groups, preferred the horizontal scar ( p < 0.05). We demonstrated that both culture and age impact on the preferred scar orientation in breast reconstruction. Women in the age group we commonly reconstruct favored the horizontal scar. However, the younger women of non-Chinese origin tended to favor the vertical scar.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Dec 1, 2007

References

  • Breast reconstruction in the United Kingdom and Ireland
    Callaghan, CJ; Couto, E; Kerin, MJ; Rainsbury, RM; George, WD; Purushotham, AD
  • Knowledge, perception and attitudes of Hong Kong Chinese women on screening mammography and early breast cancer management
    Chau, MS; Mok, TS; Kwan, WH; Yeo, W; Zee, B

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