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Breast Cancer Articles

Oncological Outcomes with Vertical Scar Therapeutic Mammoplasty

September 30th, 2013

Oncological outcomes with Vertical Scar Therapeutic Mammoplasty Presented at Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland May 2013 Published in European Journal of Surgical Oncology (Hawkins, S., Walker, R., King, P., & Ahmad, S. 2013, “Vertical scar therapeutic mammaplasty – a future direction for oncoplastic breast conservation”, European Journal of Surgical Oncology, vol. 39,. More…

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Implant-based ADM-aided breast reconstruction with fixed volume permanent implants

September 8th, 2013

Surgeons, whilst performing implant-based ADM-aided breast reconstructions (IBAR), are using variable volume implants (expandable implants, a typical example being style 150 by Allergan of Beckers by Mentor). A fixed volume implant is seldom used and if it is, it tends to be in a highly selective group of patients. Demonstration of a technique to use fixed volume permanent implants in ADM-aided breast reconstructions

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Use Of Acellular Dermal Matrix (ADM) In Breast Reconstruction

May 17th, 2013

Revision reconstruction is a difficult surgery, but with ADMs it has become possible to produce better results in both oncoplastic and cosmetic breast surgery. For instance it is invaluable in re-establishing the inframammary crease when definition is lost after implant-aided Latissimus Dorsi reconstruction. It is also very useful in dealing with a symmastia (“uniboob”) deformity.

One-stage delayed reconstruction with variable volume or permanent implant has now become possible with the introduction of biological mesh. Although not many surgeons are aware of this technique, it is easy to learn and produces very good cosmetic outcomes.

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Options Of Breast Reconstruction

January 6th, 2013

Options of Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy For Breast Cancer Being diagnosed with breast cancer is an extremely traumatic and difficult time for any woman. Initial discussion after conveying the diagnosis revolves around breast cancer management in general and specifically around breast surgery. These discussions can be quite confusing and hard to understand for the patient. More…

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Cost Of Reconstructive Breast Surgery

September 27th, 2012

Cost of Reconstructive Breast  Surgery in the Era of Oncoplastic surgery: Coding and Remuneration.  Treating breast cancer is a costly matter. It is said that it costs approximately a million pounds to save a woman’s life from breast cancer. Screening alone in the UK costs approximately £96 million a year. Modern chemotherapy with expensive drugs. More…

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