More than 50% of breast cancer care occurs in elderly but women aged 65 and over generally have lower breast reconstruction (BR) rates. In medical literature, few papers focused on BR in elderly patients and usually the reported techniques are multisteps such as expander-implant reconstruction, local, and free flaps. We present a one-stage reconstruction technique employed in elderly patients: muscle-sparing immediate BR with subcutaneous implant and Braxon acellular dermal matrix. We prove the feasibility and safety of the technique and believe that this new procedure could represent a potential benefit in elderly BR.
|Titolo:||One-stage muscle-sparing breast reconstruction in elderly patients. A new tool for retaining excellent quality of life|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|