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Breast Reconstruction

Current Perspectives and State of the Art Techniques

Edited by Aldona Spiegel

Methodist Hospital

In breast reconstruction, flap based procedures and implant based procedures are the two major modalities that have emerged as surgical options for patients. These are both continuing to evolve as new, innovative techniques help to improve outcomes and patient satisfaction. This book is divided into four sections. The first section includes overviews of mastectomy options and considerations in breast reconstruction procedure selection. The next section comprises non microsurgical reconstruction options which include implant based reconstruction refinements, the emerging role of fat grafting, and a novel technique of robotic latissimus flap harvesting. The third section is devoted to microsurgical reconstruction including flap refinements, tips and tricks, as well as advice on handling difficult situations. The final section includes the growing field of lymphedema surgery which is an important addition to breast reconstruction.

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Breast ReconstructionCurrent Perspectives and State of the Art TechniquesEdited by Aldona Spiegel

Published: July 31st 2013

DOI: 10.5772/56873

ISBN: 978-953-51-1181-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7177-5

Copyright year: 2013

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29309 Total Chapter Downloads

6 Crossref Citations

9 Web of Science Citations

19 Dimensions Citations


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1. Oncoplastic Surgery

By Rachel Wellner


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2. Selection of an Appropriate Method of Breast Reconstruction: Factors Involved in Customizing Breast Restoration

By Zachary Menn and Aldona Spiegel


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3. Implant-Based Dual-Plane Reconstruction of the Breast Following Sparing Mastectomy

By Egidio Riggio and Maurizio B. Nava


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4. Prosthetic Breast Reconstruction with Acellular Dermal Matrix

By Katie Weichman and Joseph Disa


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5. Fat Grafting in Breast Reconstruction with Expanders and Prostheses in Patients Who Have Received Radiotherapy

By Jose Ma Serra-Renom, Jose Ma Serra-Mestre and Francesco D’Andrea


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6. Robotic Harvest of the Latissimus Dorsi Muscle for Breast Reconstruction

By Jesse Selber


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7. Mastering the Deep Inferior Epigastric Artery Perforator Flap (DIEP): Refining Techniques and Improving Efficiency

By Joshua L. Levine, Julie V. Vasile, Hakan Usal, Heather A. Erhard and John J. Ho


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8. Double Venous System Drainage in Deep Inferior Epigastric Artery Perforator Flap Breast Reconstruction

By Scott Reis, Jules Walters, Jason Hall and Sean Boutros


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9. Septocutaneous Gluteal Artery Perforator (Sc-GAP) Flap for Breast Reconstruction: How We Do It

By Stefania Tuinder, Rene Van Der Hulst, Marc Lobbes, Bas Versluis and Arno Lataster


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10. Profunda Artery Perforator (PAP) Flap for Breast Reconstruction

By Constance M. Chen, Maria LoTempio and Robert J. Allen


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11. The Use of Proximal and Distal Ends of Internal Mammary Arteries and Veins as the Recipient Vessels for Combined Breast and Chest Wall Reconstruction with Free Bipedicled TRAM or DIEP Flap

By Lan Mu and Senkai Li


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12. Getting Out of a Tight Spot in Breast Reconstruction — Salvage and Saving Techniques for DIEP, SIEA, and Lymphatic Flaps

By Rebecca Studinger


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13. Treatment of Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema Using Combined Autologous Breast Reconstruction and Autologous Lymph Node Transplantation

By Corinne Becker


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