Successful salvage of exposed breast implants in previously irradiated patients using local fasciocutaneous flaps

Successful salvage of exposed breast implants in previously irradiated patients using local... Radiotherapy is used commonly in the treatment of breast cancer but can damage the surrounding tissues. For patients who have had implant-based breast reconstruction, this may result in tissue breakdown with exposure of the prosthesis. We present two cases in which an implant has become exposed following radiation therapy and been successfully salvaged with local fasciocutaneous flaps. The patients were aged 50 and 59 and had excellent results after at least 24-months follow-up. We aim to show that in selected patients local flaps remain a useful option in implant salvage in the irradiated breast. Level of Evidence: Level V, therapeutic study. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Successful salvage of exposed breast implants in previously irradiated patients using local fasciocutaneous flaps

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2013 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-012-0718-y
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Abstract

Radiotherapy is used commonly in the treatment of breast cancer but can damage the surrounding tissues. For patients who have had implant-based breast reconstruction, this may result in tissue breakdown with exposure of the prosthesis. We present two cases in which an implant has become exposed following radiation therapy and been successfully salvaged with local fasciocutaneous flaps. The patients were aged 50 and 59 and had excellent results after at least 24-months follow-up. We aim to show that in selected patients local flaps remain a useful option in implant salvage in the irradiated breast. Level of Evidence: Level V, therapeutic study.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Mar 1, 2013

References

  • Immediate breast reconstruction after mastectomy for cancer
    Malata, CM; McIntosh, SA; Purushotham, AD

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