Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Evidence-Based Medicine: Autologous Breast Reconstruction

Evidence-Based Medicine: Autologous Breast Reconstruction
Macadam, SA et al
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery:January 2017 - Volume 139 - Issue 1 - p 204e–229e

Learning Objectives: After studying this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Gain an understanding of the different methods of autologous reconstruction available. 2. Understand the timing of autologous breast reconstruction and the impact of adjuvant and neoadjuvant treatments. 3 Understand the factors necessary for a comprehensive patient assessment. 4. Gain knowledge of patient factors that will affect autologous reconstruction and potential contraindications. 5. Summarize the patient-reported and clinical outcomes of autologous breast reconstruction. Summary: This article was prepared to accompany practice-based assessment with ongoing surgical education for the Maintenance of Certification for the American Board of Plastic Surgery. It is structured to outline the care of the patient with the postmastectomy breast deformity.