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Older age only independent risk factor for hernia repair after breast reconstruction

Older age only independent risk factor for hernia repair after breast reconstruction

After abdominal flap breast reconstruction, researchers found the overall hernia repair rate within 3 years was 2.45%, compared with 0.28% among women who had mastectomy only. The study included women with breast cancer who underwent mastectomy and were grouped into four categories: mastectomy alone, or mastectomy with one of three types of autologous flap reconstruction: […]

After abdominal flap breast reconstruction, researchers found the overall hernia repair rate within 3 years was 2.45%, compared with 0.28% among women who had mastectomy only.

The study included women with breast cancer who underwent mastectomy and were grouped into four categories: mastectomy alone, or mastectomy with one of three types of autologous flap reconstruction: pedicled transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (TRAM), free TRAM or deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flaps.

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