Primary versus secondary postmastectomy reconstruction.

@article{Chang2008PrimaryVS,
  title={Primary versus secondary postmastectomy reconstruction.},
  author={David W. Chang and R E Ferguson},
  journal={Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, plastische Chirurgie : Organ der Deutschsprachigen Arbeitsgemeinschaft fur Handchirurgie : Organ der Deutschsprachigen Arbeitsgemeinschaft fur Mikrochirurgie der Peripheren Nerven und Gefasse : Organ der V...},
  year={2008},
  volume={40 4},
  pages={225-9}
}
Many patients who undergo a mastectomy desire breast reconstruction. The reconstructive surgeon must ensure that the patient has reasonable expectations and motives. While immediate breast reconstruction generally results in a more aesthetically pleasing breast, the primary consideration is treating the cancer. Immediate breast reconstruction has not been shown to affect the oncologic outcome; however, the reconstructive surgeon should confer with other treatment team members to obtain a clear… CONTINUE READING