Predicting complications following expander/implant breast reconstruction: An outcomes analysis based on preoperative clinical risk Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Implants
  • Mammaplasty
  • Tissue Expansion Devices

abstract

  • Smoking, obesity, hypertension, and age over 65 were independent risk factors for perioperative complications following expander/implant breast reconstruction. Smoking, obesity, and hypertension were similarly associated with reconstructive failure. This information can be used to evaluate overall procedural risks and individualize reconstructive options.

publication date

  • June 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/PRS.0b013e31817151c4

PubMed ID

  • 18520873

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1886

end page

  • 92

volume

  • 121

number

  • 6