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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 12  |  Page : 82--89

Post-mastectomy breast reconstruction: Microsurgical methods


St. Andrew's Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery, Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, United Kingdom

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Venkat Ramakrishnan
St. Andrew`s Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery, Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford
United Kingdom
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Post-mastectomy breast reconstruction has become the standard of care in the western world. Breast reconstruction using autologous tissue can be performed in a safe, reliable and predictable fashion. The ultimate goal is to reconstruct a symmetrical autologous tissue mound comparable in shape, size and volume to the opposite breast without compromising the oncology clearance. Abdominal tissue remains the first choice for breast reconstruction though other alternatives are rapidly evolving.






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