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Relation Between Reduction Mammaplasty and Pulmonary Functions.
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PMID:  22156885     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The hypothesis that weight on the chest may diminish the compliance of the chest wall and affect chest wall dynamics guided the research. Few previous studies investigated the possibility of increasing chest compliance and pulmonary functions after reduction mammaplasty. The meager results available were contradictory. The aim of this study was to determine the relation between reduction mammaplasty and pulmonary functions. Thirty-three adult female patients who presented for reduction mammaplasty were included in the study. Paired t test showed nonsignificant change in pulmonary functions after reduction mammaplasty. Pearson method of statistical analysis revealed a significant positive correlation between the total weight of breast tissue removed and pulmonary functions, and a negative correlation between the total postoperative breast volume and the pulmonary functions. The study concluded that the more the breast tissue weight removed and the less the postoperative total breast volume, the better the postoperative pulmonary functions.
Ahmed Elhusseiny; Ahmed Elshahat; Khaled Wagih; Abd-Al-Aziz Hanafy; Amr Salah Mahmoud
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-12-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of plastic surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1536-3708     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7805336     Medline TA:  Ann Plast Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
From the *Plastic Surgery Department, and †Chest Department, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.
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