Autologous Breast Reconstruction

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    This evidence-based guideline is based on a systematic review of evidence and specifically addresses the complications and patient satisfaction of patients undergoing breast reconstruction with autologous abdominal flaps, specifically the deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap and the pedicled transverse rectus abdominis muscle (pTRAM) flap, to treat breast defects associated with the diagnosis or treatment of breast cancer.

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    • Risk of donor-site complications
    • Role of patient preference
    • Risk of flap-related complications 

    Resources
    Optimal Integration of Postmastectomy Radiotherapy with Breast Reconstruction

    Author Society
    American Society for Radiation Oncology
    American Society of Plastic Surgeons

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