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Abdominal wall pseudocyst following abdominoplasty after postmastectomy radiation therapy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18235998     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abdominoplasty is a common surgical procedure that is performed either alone or in conjunction with other intra abdominal procedures. Seroma is a known occurrence after abdominoplasty and various techniques have been described to reduce the quantity and duration of seroma formation. We report a case of pseudocyst following abdominoplasty after post mastectomy radiation. Breast reconstruction with abdominal flaps after abdominoplasty, and the effect of radiation in immediate and delayed flap reconstruction have been described but we could not find any literature on abdominoplasty following radiotherapy. The pathogenesis of seroma formation and, as in our case, the effect of radiation, which is the likely cause of pseudocyst, is discussed.
C D Narayanan; N Dinesh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-01-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hernia : the journal of hernias and abdominal wall surgery     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1265-4906     ISO Abbreviation:  Hernia     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-01     Completed Date:  2009-02-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9715168     Medline TA:  Hernia     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  545-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai, 600 116, India.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Wall / surgery*
Breast Neoplasms / therapy
Cysts / etiology,  therapy*
Hernia, Ventral / surgery*
Omentum / surgery
Radiotherapy, Adjuvant / adverse effects*
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / adverse effects*
Seroma / etiology,  therapy*
Surgical Mesh

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