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BACKGROUND Although attempts have been made to identify the risk factors leading to complications after combined skin-sparing mastectomy and immediate prosthetic breast reconstruction, hardly any(More)
BACKGROUND Neoadjuvant chemotherapy is gaining acceptance as an option for breast cancer treatment, particularly in young women. These women may seek immediate breast reconstruction after mastectomy(More)
BACKGROUND Combined skin-sparing mastectomy and immediate reconstruction by use of an implant is increasingly accepted as a therapy for patients with breast cancer or a hereditary risk of breast(More)
BACKGROUND We assessed the subjective and objective functional loss induced by detachment of the pectoralis major muscle and whether synergistic function of adjacent muscles compensates for such(More)