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Immediate and delayed breast reconstruction with permanent tissue expanders.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8548159     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Breast reconstruction has greatly advanced during the past decade, offering the surgeon and the patient a choice between autologous tissue transfer and silicone implants, as well as between immediate and delayed reconstruction. In this retrospective study we reviewed the results of immediate versus delayed reconstruction with a permanent tissue expander, a method which is simple, fast and gives good aesthetic results. 19 patients had immediate reconstruction and 25 patients had delayed reconstruction. Capsular contracture (Baker II, III, IV) was more common with delayed (7/25) than immediate (3/19) reconstruction; however, the difference was not statistically significant (p = 0.47). The overall complication rates and the final aesthetic results were similar in the two groups.
A D Mandrekas; G J Zambacos; P N Katsantoni
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of plastic surgery     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0007-1226     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Plast Surg     Publication Date:  1995 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-02-20     Completed Date:  1996-02-20     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984714R     Medline TA:  Br J Plast Surg     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  572-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Plastic Surgery Unit, Naval Hospital of Athens, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Neoplasms / surgery
Mammaplasty / methods*
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications
Retrospective Studies
Time Factors
Tissue Expansion Devices*
Treatment Outcome

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