Positive Margin Re-Excision Following Immediate Autologous Breast Reconstruction
Research performed by the surgeons of PRMA Plastic Surgery has been published in the latest Aesthetic Surgery Journal.
Aesthetic Surgery Journal is a peer-reviewed international journal focusing on scientific developments and clinical techniques in aesthetic surgery.
The research is titled: Positive Margin Re-Excision Following Immediate Autologous Breast Reconstruction: Morbidity, Cosmetic Outcome, and Oncologic Significance.
The study aimed to define the effect of a re-excision procedures after mastectomy and immediate autologous breast reconstruction (like the DIEP flap). 36 patients were found to have positive mastectomy margins following immediate breast reconstruction that required an additional re-excision surgery and were followed for this study.
The research found re-excision after immediate autologous breast reconstruction was possible, and if performed with a multidisciplinary approach, could be performed with minimal consequences to the cosmetic outcome of the breast.