Effects of immediate breast reconstruction on psychosocial morbidity after mastectomy.

@article{Dean1983EffectsOI,
  title={Effects of immediate breast reconstruction on psychosocial morbidity after mastectomy.},
  author={Cecilia Dean and Udi Chetty and A. P. M. Forrest},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1983},
  volume={1 8322},
  pages={459-62}
}
64 women with operable breast cancer were randomly allocated at the time of mastectomy to a group receiving immediate breast reconstruction or to a control group to whom breast reconstruction was offered 12 months later. The objective of the trial was to determine whether immediate breast reconstruction affected the psychosocial morbidity of mastectomy. Immediate reconstruction reduced the psychiatric morbidity assessed 3 months after operation, predominantly in women with unsatisfactory… CONTINUE READING

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