• Complications, patient-reported outcomes, and aesthetic results in immediate breast reconstruction with a dermal sling: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    2 monthes ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    An inferior dermal flap can be used to cover an implant with two layers of tissue following Wise pattern skin-reducing mastectomies. Here, we performed a systematic review of the risks and benefits of this technique, specifically regarding complications, patient-reported outcomes, and aesthetic outcomes. PubMed and other relevant databases were searched using specific key words, with inclusion criteria comprising studies of dermal sling use involving ≥5 patients and performance according to the PICO framework.
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  • PORCINE MODEL FOR TRAINING IN ONCOPLASTIC BREAST SURGERY TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION AND RESULTS OF ITS APPLICATION IN A TRAINING COURSE IN ONCOPLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE TECHNIQUES IN BREAST SURGERY

    2 monthes ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    Breast surgeons need specific training in oncoplastic and reconstructive procedures for planning a surgery specific to the breast and the tumor.1 The porcine model provides an option for this training need thanks to its anatomical similarity to humans, manageability of young specimens and relative low cost.2,3 The objective of this report is to describe a porcine model for performing latissimus dorsi muscle flaps and transverse rectus abdominis muscle flaps, as well as their evaluation by some of the students to learn about their strengths and weaknesses.
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