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Breast Reconstruction

Current Techniques

Edited by Marzia Salgarello

Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Italy

Breast reconstruction is a fascinating and complex field which combines reconstructive and aesthetic principles in the search for the best results possible. The goal of breast reconstruction is to restore the appearance of the breast and to improve a woman's psychological health after cancer treatment. Successful breast reconstruction requires a clear understanding of reconstructive operative techniques and a thorough knowledge of breast aesthetic principles. Edited by Marzia Salgarello, and including contributions from respected reconstructive breast plastic surgeons from around the world, this book focuses on the main current techniques in breast reconstruction and also gives some insight into specific topics. The text consists of five sections, of which the first focuses on the oncologic aspect of breast reconstruction. Section two covers prosthetic breast reconstruction, section three is dedicated to autogenous breast reconstruction, and section four analyzes breast reconstruction with a fat graft. Finally, section five covers the current approaches to breast reshaping after conservative treatment.

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Breast ReconstructionCurrent TechniquesEdited by Marzia Salgarello

Published: February 3rd 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1076

ISBN: 978-953-307-982-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6778-5

Copyright year: 2012

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58270 Total Chapter Downloads

10 Crossref Citations

17 Web of Science Citations

23 Dimensions Citations


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1. Oncological Considerations for Breast Reconstruction

By Grant W. Carlson


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2. Implant and Implant Assisted Breast Reconstructions

By Sarah S.K. Tang and Gerald P.H. Gui


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3. One-Stage Immediate Breast Reconstruction with Implants in Conservative Mastectomies

By Marzia Salgarello, Giuseppe Visconti and Liliana Barone-Adesi


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4. The Effect of Breast Reconstruction on Maintaining a Proper Body Posture in Patients After Mastectomy

By Sławomir Cieśla and Małgorzata Bąk


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5. Modified Extended Latissimus Dorsi Myocutaneous Flap with Added Vascularised Chest Wall Fat in Immediate Breast Reconstruction after Conservative (Sparing) Mastectomies

By Adel Denewer and Omar Farouk


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6. Breast Reconstruction with DIEP and S/IGAP

By Maria M. LoTempio, Grace Lucta Gerald and Robert J. Allen


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7. Preoperative Computed Tomographic Angiogram for Deep Inferior Epigastric Artery Perforator Flap for Breast Reconstruction: The Imaging Mapping Era

By Jaume Masia, Carmen Navarro, Juan A. Clavero and Xavier Alomar


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8. The Superficial Inferior Epigastric Artery (SIEA) Flap and Its Applications in Breast Reconstruction

By Zachary Menn and Aldona Spiegel


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9. Double-Pedicle DIEP and SIEA Flaps and Their Application in Breast Reconstruction

By Marzia Salgarello, Liliana Barone-Adesi and Giuseppe Visconti


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10. The Omentum Flap

By Sirlei dos Santos Costa and Rosa Maria Blotta


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11. Autologous Fat Transplantation – A Paradigm Shift in Breast Reconstruction

By Daniel Del Vecchio and Hetal Fichadia


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12. Breast Reconstruction Approach to Conservative Surgery

By Egidio Riggio and Valentina Visintini Cividin


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