Flap fixation reduces seroma in patients undergoing mastectomy: a significant implication for clinical practice

@inproceedings{Bastelaar2016FlapFR,
  title={Flap fixation reduces seroma in patients undergoing mastectomy: a significant implication for clinical practice},
  author={J van Bastelaar and A B Beckers and Maarten G. J. Snoeijs and G L Beets and Yvonne L J Vissers},
  booktitle={World journal of surgical oncology},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND Seroma formation is a common complication following mastectomy for invasive breast cancer. Mastectomy flap fixation is achieved by reducing dead space volume using interrupted subcutaneous sutures. METHODS All patients undergoing mastectomy due to invasive breast cancer or ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) were eligible for inclusion. From May 2012 to March 2013, all patients undergoing mastectomy in two hospitals were treated using flap fixation. The skin flaps were sutured on to… CONTINUE READING
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