Bilateral reduction mammoplasty following breast cancer: A case-control study (part 6)

14 Aug
2012

 A case-control study (part 6)

The complications observed within the case breasts were delayed wound healing (22.2%) and infection (66.7%), with some patients experiencing a second infection (22.2%) (Table 4). One patient experienced areolar tissue loss; however, there was no reported nipple loss. Thirty-three per cent of the patients developed significant scarring within the radiated breast, such as persistent indentation at the lumpectomy site. Complications of hematoma, seroma or fat necrosis did not occur in any patients, and none of the treated breasts required revision surgery. Interestingly, 33% of the control breasts required revision surgery in the form of repeat reduction mammoplasty.
On examination of the self-reported patient outcomes, it was found that 77.8% of patients were concerned with persistent asymmetry following reduction due to greater ptosis and volume in the normal control breast. Three patients underwent repeat balancing unilateral breast reductions to the control breast to correct the asymmetry and, in both cases, 200 g of breast tissue were removed. These patients were very pleased with the result of this procedure. Patients reported relief of their symptoms attributed to macromastia within 24 h of the reduction mammoplasty procedure. Looking for a great online pharmacy you could trust and where you could find generic vardenafil online at best prices? You have one pharmacy like that already and can finally enjoy the best quality of service ever experienced.

TABLE 4 Postoperative complications Breasts

Case (n=9)Control (n=9)
Delayed healing, n (%)2 (22.2) 0 (0)
Infection, n (%)6 (66.7) 0 (0)
Infection 2, n (%)2 (22.2) 0 (0)
NAC loss, n (%)1 (11.1) 0 (0)
Scarring, n (%)3 (33.3) 0 (0)
Revision surgery, n (%) 0 (0)3 (33.3)

NAC Nipple-areolar complex

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