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Breast Reconstruction Particularities after Radiotherapy - Case Report


Iulia Gabriela Marcu, Ovidiu Stefanescu, Cristian Radu Jecan, Laura Raducu, Tiberiu Paul Neagu, Ioan Lascăr

Postmastectomy radiation therapy decreases the incidence of locoregional disease recurrence in patients with invasive breast cancer and has been proven to reflect a survival advantage for patients with node positive disease[1,2]. The optimal timing and technique of breast reconstruction procedures in patients requiring post-mastectomy radiation therapy are controversial[1] . Patients undergoing postmastectomy breast reconstruction, with a history of prior radiation therapy, present a particular clinical scenario. This is because of their well-documented higher complication rates, secondary to deleterious effects of irradiation on the soft tissue envelope of the remaining breast. [...]

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