Patient satisfaction and health-related quality of life after autologous tissue breast reconstruction: A prospective analysis of early postoperative outcomes Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Mammaplasty
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Quality of Life

abstract

  • The current results suggested that the gains in breast satisfaction, psychosocial well being, and sexual well being after patients undergo either free muscle-sparing transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap reconstruction or deep inferior epigastric artery flap reconstruction are statistically significant and clinically meaningful to the patient as early as 3 weeks after surgery. However, these gains are accompanied by significant deterioration in physical well being of the abdominal donor site.

publication date

  • March 15, 2012

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/cncr.26417

PubMed ID

  • 22025176

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1701

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 118

number

  • 6