Advances and current concepts in reconstructive surgery for breast cancer.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

In this article, we report on recent advancements in reconstructive care of the breast cancer patient. New developments in sensate breast reconstruction to help address the problem of numbness after mastectomy have emerged and show promise. Methods to restore lymphatic physiologic flow after axillary lymphadenectomy using supermicrosurgical techniques have begun to show benefit by reducing the short-term incidence of breast cancer related lymphedema (BRCL). Breast implant safety has received significant recent attention and we explore the emergence of BIA-ALCL (Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma) and its implications for the breast cancer patient and their multidisciplinary care team.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Coombs, DM; Djohan, R; Knackstedt, R; Cakmakoglu, C; Schwarz, GS

Published Date

  • August 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 47 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 217 - 221

PubMed ID

  • 32522379

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-8708

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1053/j.seminoncol.2020.05.007


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States