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Ann Chir Plast Esthet. 1991;36(2):120-4.

[Evaluation of results of a series of 58 breast reconstruction after cancer].

[Article in French]

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Service de Chirurgie RĂ©paratrice, HĂ´pital Boucicaut, Paris.


The evaluation of 58 breast reconstructions operated in Boucicaut Hospital demonstrated positive result. The authors review the techniques used for contralateral breast symmetrization. The policy generally adapted has been to perform two sequential operations: 1st step: implantation of a prefilled prosthesis and contralateral breast symmetrization; 2d step: reconstruction of areolo-nipple complex and refinement of contralateral breast. Radiotherapy seems to be a problem in reconstruction. A 12% recurrence rate has been quoted in this group. Tram flap has been exceptionaly used by our team, as we tend to prefer the latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap. Very few expanders have been implanted.

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