A paradigm shift in U.S. breast reconstruction: Part 2. the influence of changing mastectomy patterns on reconstructive rate and method Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Mammaplasty
  • Mastectomy

abstract

  • There is increasing use of bilateral mastectomies in the United States, particularly in patients with unilateral cancer. Although implant use has increased for all mastectomy types, they are used most commonly following bilateral and contralateral prophylactic mastectomies. Changing mastectomy patterns are one factor underlying the paradigm shift away from autologous tissue to implant-based reconstruction.

publication date

  • March 2013

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/PRS.0b013e31827cf576

PubMed ID

  • 23446580

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 320e

end page

  • 6e

volume

  • 131

number

  • 3