Breast sensation after breast reconstruction: a systematic review.

  title={Breast sensation after breast reconstruction: a systematic review.},
  author={Sachin M. Shridharani and Michael Magarakis and Sahael M. Stapleton and Basak Basdag and Stella M. Seal and Gedge D. Rosson},
  journal={Journal of reconstructive microsurgery},
  volume={26 5},
Studies show some return of breast sensation after breast reconstruction; however, recovery is variable and unpredictable. Efforts are being made to restore innervation by reattaching nerves (neurotization). We sought to systematically review the literature addressing breast sensation after reconstruction. The following databases were searched: EMBASE, Cochrane, and PubMed. Additionally, the PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY journal was hand searched from 1960 to 2009. Inclusion criteria… CONTINUE READING