Complications after microvascular breast reconstruction: Experience with 1195 flaps Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Mammaplasty
  • Microsurgery
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Surgical Flaps

abstract

  • Microsurgical breast reconstruction is a safe and highly effective technique. Complications tend to be minor and do not affect postreconstruction adjuvant therapy. Obesity is a major predictor of flap and donor-site complications, and these patients should be appropriately counseled. Similarly, neoadjuvant preoperative chemotherapy and prior abdominal surgery increase the rates of minor complications.

publication date

  • October 2006

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/01.prs.0000236898.87398.d6

PubMed ID

  • 17016173

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1100

end page

  • 9; discussion 1110-1

volume

  • 118

number

  • 5