Less correspondence between expectations before and cosmetic results after risk-reducing mastectomy in women who are mutation carriers: a prospective study.

@article{Brandberg2012LessCB,
  title={Less correspondence between expectations before and cosmetic results after risk-reducing mastectomy in women who are mutation carriers: a prospective study.},
  author={Yvonne Brandberg and Brita Wasteson Arver and H. Johansson and Marie Wickman and Kerstin Sandelin and Annelie Liljegren},
  journal={European journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2012},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={
          38-43
        }
}
PURPOSE The primary aim was to describe satisfaction with the cosmetic results six months and one year after risk-reducing mastectomy (RRM) with immediate breast reconstruction. Another aim was to ascertain associations between ratings on "correspondence between the overall results and expectations before RRM" and age, mutation carrier status, salpingo-oophorectomy (SOE) before RRM, body image, and with sexual pleasure and discomfort. METHODS 91/100 women who underwent RRM between 1997 and… CONTINUE READING

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