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Normal Breastfeeding after Breast Reconstruction in a Patient with Poland's Syndrome.
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PMID:  22419905     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Poland's syndrome is a rare congenital non-inherited anomaly that usually manifests itself during adolescence and is characterized by absence or deficient development of one of the breasts. To our knowledge, no case of breastfeeding after reconstruction surgery in patients with Poland's syndrome has been described. CASE REPORT: A 22-year-old female patient with Poland's syndrome underwent breast reconstruction. The procedure performed consisted of rotation of a myocutaneous flap harvested from the ipsilateral latissimus dorsi muscle, which was subsequently attached to the anterior thoracic wall to create a pouch and place a 300-ml round textured cohesive silicone gel-filled breast implant. 5 years later the patient got pregnant, and 1 year after delivery she is still breastfeeding normally with both breasts. CONCLUSION: Reconstruction surgery with the latissimus dorsi muscle and a prosthesis was shown to be a potential and safe solution to achieve improvement of breast symmetry and to provide confidence and comfort in relation to self-image and, moreover, the ability to breastfeed.
Eveline B Madeira; Júlio C Queiroz de França; Benedito de Sousa Almeida Filho; Ana L Nascimento Araújo; Sabas C Vieira
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-12-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Breast care (Basel, Switzerland)     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1661-3805     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-3-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101254060     Medline TA:  Breast Care (Basel)     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  479-481     Citation Subset:  -    
Medical students at the Federal University of Piaui - UFPI, Piaui, Brazil.
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