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Eur J Surg Oncol. 2017 Sep;43(9):1636-1646. doi: 10.1016/j.ejso.2017.04.008. Epub 2017 May 4.

Subcutaneous implant breast reconstruction: Time to reconsider?

Author information

1
Breast Surgery Unit, The Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Fulham Road, SW3 6JJ, London, UK. Electronic address: mtasoulis@med.uoa.gr.
2
Keele University, David Weatherall Building, ST5 5BG, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, UK.
3
Breast Unit, Southmead Hospital Bristol, Southmead Road, BS10 5NB, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, UK.
4
Breast Surgery Unit, The Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Fulham Road, SW3 6JJ, London, UK.
5
Breast Department, Royal Wolverhampton Hospital, Wolverhampton Road, WV10 0QP, Wolverhampton, UK.

Abstract

Improvements in breast surgery techniques such as skin and nipple preserving mastectomy and innovative prosthetics (implants, acellular dermal matrices and meshes) is renewing interest in subcutaneous (pre-pectoral) implant reconstruction. The aim of this paper is to review the current literature in an attempt to provide a rationale that may support a return to subcutaneous implant placement, so minimising the pain and functional problems resulting from submuscular breast reconstruction.

KEYWORDS:

Breast cancer; Breast reconstruction; Implant reconstruction; Pre-pectoral reconstruction; Subcutaneous implant reconstruction

PMID:
28528191
DOI:
10.1016/j.ejso.2017.04.008
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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