Immediate breast reconstruction in previously irradiated patients

Cicero Urban, A. Gustavo Zucca-Matthes, Rene Vieira, Mario Rietjens

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Breast reconstruction in previously irradiated patients is a difficult challenge for the surgeon owing to the lack of specific data for the use of less aggressive techniques such implant-based reconstruction in these cases. Flaps remain the primary option, although for some very well selected patients, implants can achieve satisfactory results with low rates of short term and long term complications. The purpose of this chapter is to establish an algorithm for breast reconstruction after recurrence of breast cancer in patients who have previously undergone breast-conserving surgery and radiotherapy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOncoplastic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Italia s.r.l.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9788847026520, 9788847026513
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013


  • Breast cancer
  • Breast implants
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Latissimus dorsi
  • Oncoplastic surgery
  • Radiotherapy
  • Transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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