Prophylactic mastectomy and reconstruction: clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction.

@article{Spear2008ProphylacticMA,
  title={Prophylactic mastectomy and reconstruction: clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction.},
  author={Scott L. Spear and Karl August Schwarz and Mark L. Venturi and Todd Barbosa and Ali Al-Attar},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={122 1},
  pages={1-9}
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate both clinical outcomes and satisfaction in patients who have undergone prophylactic mastectomy and breast reconstruction. METHODS A 5-year retrospective analysis of the senior author's (S.L.S.) experience with breast reconstruction following prophylactic mastectomy was performed. Timing, type of mastectomy and reconstruction, complications, and cancer occurrence/recurrence were examined. Patients reported their level of satisfaction and… CONTINUE READING

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