Skip to main content
construction release_alert
Scholars@Duke will be undergoing maintenance April 11-15. Some features may be unavailable during this time.
cancel
Journal cover image

Collaboration between the breast and plastic surgeon in restoring sensation after mastectomy.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Knackstedt, R; Grobmyer, S; Djohan, R
Published in: Breast J
November 2019

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed invasive cancer in women worldwide. While hypoesthesia is a known sequela after mastectomy, patients are now inquiring with renewed interest about the degree and timing of sensation after mastectomy. This is a topic that has generated much research interest. However, while there have been advances in the field, there are few, well-done studies that allow for an accurate answer to this question. In this article, relevant breast and donor site anatomy is reviewed for sensate autologous breast reconstruction. Additional donor sites apart from the typically utilized abdomen are analyzed with relevant anatomical discussions. Outcomes are presented; however, due to the heterogeneity of the patient population, surgical approach and postoperative sensory testing, it is difficult to compare results between studies. Future directions and unanswered questions regarding sensate autologous breast reconstruction are highlighted. While great strides have been made in providing sensate autologous breast reconstruction, there are still many unanswered questions. Thus, the collaboration between surgical teams and sharing of outcomes is crucial to allow for optimization of this powerful surgical approach.

Duke Scholars

Altmetric Attention Stats
Dimensions Citation Stats

Published In

Breast J

DOI

EISSN

1524-4741

Publication Date

November 2019

Volume

25

Issue

6

Start / End Page

1187 / 1191

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Postoperative Complications
  • Oncology & Carcinogenesis
  • Mastectomy
  • Intercostal Nerves
  • Hypesthesia
  • Humans
  • Free Tissue Flaps
  • Female
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Breast
 

Citation

APA
Chicago
ICMJE
MLA
NLM
Knackstedt, R., Grobmyer, S., & Djohan, R. (2019). Collaboration between the breast and plastic surgeon in restoring sensation after mastectomy. Breast J, 25(6), 1187–1191. https://doi.org/10.1111/tbj.13420
Knackstedt, Rebecca, Stephen Grobmyer, and Risal Djohan. “Collaboration between the breast and plastic surgeon in restoring sensation after mastectomy.Breast J 25, no. 6 (November 2019): 1187–91. https://doi.org/10.1111/tbj.13420.
Knackstedt R, Grobmyer S, Djohan R. Collaboration between the breast and plastic surgeon in restoring sensation after mastectomy. Breast J. 2019 Nov;25(6):1187–91.
Knackstedt, Rebecca, et al. “Collaboration between the breast and plastic surgeon in restoring sensation after mastectomy.Breast J, vol. 25, no. 6, Nov. 2019, pp. 1187–91. Pubmed, doi:10.1111/tbj.13420.
Knackstedt R, Grobmyer S, Djohan R. Collaboration between the breast and plastic surgeon in restoring sensation after mastectomy. Breast J. 2019 Nov;25(6):1187–1191.
Journal cover image

Published In

Breast J

DOI

EISSN

1524-4741

Publication Date

November 2019

Volume

25

Issue

6

Start / End Page

1187 / 1191

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Postoperative Complications
  • Oncology & Carcinogenesis
  • Mastectomy
  • Intercostal Nerves
  • Hypesthesia
  • Humans
  • Free Tissue Flaps
  • Female
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Breast