Immediate Breast Reconstruction with Abdominal Free Flap and Adjuvant Radiotherapy: Evaluation of Quality of Life and Outcomes.

@article{Pont2017ImmediateBR,
  title={Immediate Breast Reconstruction with Abdominal Free Flap and Adjuvant Radiotherapy: Evaluation of Quality of Life and Outcomes.},
  author={Luis Eduardo Parra Pont and Stefano Marcelli and Manuel Robustillo and Dajiang Song and Daniel Grandes and Marcos Mart{\'i}n and I Tenza Iglesias and J Aso and I{\~n}aki Laloumet and Antonio Jes{\'u}s D{\'i}az D{\'i}az},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2017},
  volume={140 4},
  pages={
          681-690
        }
}
BACKGROUND The effects of postoperative radiotherapy on free flap-based breast reconstruction are still controversial. Poor outcomes, breast distortion, and fat necrosis have been traditionally documented. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether adjuvant radiotherapy affects the quality of life, satisfaction, and cosmetic result in patients undergoing immediate breast reconstruction with autologous free flap. METHODS Between January of 2013 and December of 2016, 230 patients underwent… CONTINUE READING
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