Chest and upper body morbidity following immediate postmastectomy breast reconstruction Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Mammaplasty
  • Mastectomy
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Thoracic Wall

abstract

  • Our findings suggest that women who undergo immediate autogenous tissue reconstruction experience significantly less chest and upper body morbidity than those who undergo either mastectomy with implant-based reconstruction or mastectomy alone. This information can be used to facilitate clinical decision-making, to validate individual experiences of breast cancer survivors, and to inform future innovations to decrease the long-term physical morbidity associated with breast cancer surgery.

publication date

  • January 2014

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1245/s10434-013-3231-z

PubMed ID

  • 24201740

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 107

end page

  • 12

volume

  • 21

number

  • 1