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Multiple pregnancies following deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap breast reconstruction.
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PMID:  22877890     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Pregnancy following abdominal flap-based breast reconstruction may cause stress to the abdominal wall. These changes may result in weakness and hernia or bulge. We present two patients who previously underwent unilateral deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap breast reconstruction and became pregnant twice. Both patients maintained abdominal contour without bulges or hernias. Subjectively, patients reported minor changes to abdominal strength. Therefore, these two patients had minimal abdominal morbidity following pregnancy after unilateral DIEP flap reconstruction.
Ketan M Patel; Deniz Basci; Maurice Y Nahabedian
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1878-0539     ISO Abbreviation:  J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
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Created Date:  2012-8-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101264239     Medline TA:  J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Georgetown University Hospital, Department of Plastic Surgery, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW, Washington DC 20007, USA.
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