Colleen M. McCarthy

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BACKGROUND Multiple prior reports are conflicted regarding the true incidence of complications following implant-based breast reconstruction. A review of a single surgeon's extensive experience with tissue expander/implant reconstruction provides the opportunity to critically evaluate outcomes in a uniformly treated patient population. The objective of this(More)
BACKGROUND Few reports have critically evaluated long-term outcomes following two-stage implant reconstruction. The objective of this study was to evaluate long-term aesthetic results, late complications, and patient satisfaction following tissue expander/implant breast reconstruction. A single surgeon's extensive experience with implant-based(More)
BACKGROUND Despite its benefits in body image, self-esteem, sexuality, and quality of life, historically fewer than 25 percent of patients undergo immediate breast reconstruction. After passage of the Women Health and Cancer Rights Act, studies failed to demonstrate changes in reconstructive rates. A recent single-year report suggests significant shifts in(More)
BACKGROUND Patient-reported outcomes in cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery are increasingly important for clinical research endeavors. Traditional surgical outcomes, centered on morbidity and mortality, remain important but are no longer sufficient on their own. Quality of life has become a crucial research topic augmenting traditional concerns(More)
PURPOSE Breast implant-associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (BI-ALCL) is a rare type of T-cell lymphoma that arises around breast implants. The optimal management of this disease has not been established. The goal of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of different therapies used in patients with BI-ALCL to determine an optimal treatment approach.(More)
BACKGROUND The aims of the current study were to (1) measure trends in the type of mastectomy performed, (2) evaluate sociodemographic/hospital characteristics of patients undergoing contralateral prophylactic mastectomy versus unilateral mastectomies, and (3) analyze reconstruction rates and method used following different mastectomy types. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of prosthetic reconstruction on the incidence, detection, and management of locoregional recurrence following mastectomy for invasive breast cancer. METHODS A matched retrospective cohort study was performed. Only patients with invasive breast cancer who had 2 years or more of follow-up(More)
Reconstruction of a midfacial defect can represent a formidable challenge for the reconstructive surgeon. Attesting to both the variety and the complexity of midfacial defects, numerous different classification schemes have been proposed, and are reviewed in this article. The approach to reconstruction can be simplified, however, by classifying maxillectomy(More)
BACKGROUND Complications following postmastectomy reconstruction can cause significant morbidity. The compound effect of individual risk factors on the development of complications following expander/implant reconstruction has not, however, been well delineated. This study evaluated the impact of clinical risk factors to predict complications following(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to gain a better understanding of the magnitude of clinical change in health-related quality of life and patient satisfaction brought about by cosmetic breast augmentation. METHODS A prospective, longitudinal study was performed. Women undergoing cosmetic breast augmentation were asked to complete the BREAST-Q(More)