Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Breast
Edited by: G Querci Della Rovere, Mr John R Benson, Mr N Breach, Maurizio Nava
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Pub Date: 25 MAR 2004
Type: Hardback Book
The development of techniques using mycutaneous flaps and tissue expanders combined with advances in implant design have created a progressive evolution and improvement in breast reconstruction. These methods demand careful and precise surgical execution and implant selection for successful outcomes. A clear explanation of the finer details of technique have often been lacking from allied texts in the past. Drawing on the expertise of a team of international oncological and plastic surgery professionals, Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Breast offers guidance to surgical techniques and management and examines issues raised by this topic from the perspective of both healthcare professionals and patients alike.
The book's didactic style provides a step-by-step guide covering all aspects of modern breast reconstruction. Commentaries at the end of each section provide a critical analysis of the subject and content of corresponding chapters that help formulate a balanced viewpoint on individual techniques. One of the book's many highlights is the section addressing patient issues. It is rare to find issues such as patient expectations together with the psychological impact and side effects of breast reconstruction described so well and in such depth. These features and more make the book a complete, detailed, and reliable source of reference for breast reconstruction.
*Provides a comprehensive and contemporary account of techniques in oncoplastic and reconstructive surgery of the breast
*Emphasizes patient selection, a critical component for optimum cosmetic and functional results
*Includes coverage of psychological issues, including patient expectation
*Addresses specific contra-indications to reconstruction and problems relating to chronic pain following reconstructive surgery
*Incorporates a detailed description of current technology together with stepwise accounts of implant-only-based and autologous tissue reconstruction
1. Breast Reconstruction and the Specialist Breast Surgeon Part I: Materials and the Operation 2. The History and Development of Breast Prostheses and the Silicone Problem 3. Skin Sparing and Skin-reducing Mastectomy 4. Breast Reconstruction with Subpectoral Prostheses or Tissue Expanders 5. Commentary: Materials, Mastectomy and Tissue Expansion Part II: Flaps 6. Breast Reconstruction with the Latissimus Dorsi Myocutaneous Flaps 7. Pedicled TRA Flap Reconstruction 8. Autologous Breast Reconstruction Using Abdominal Free Flaps 9. Commentary: Flaps Part III: Subcutaneous Mastectomy and Oncoplastic Surgery of the Breast 10. Breast Reconstruction After Conservative Surgery 11. Subcutaneous Mastectomy and Reconstruction 12. Contralateral Breast Adjustment and Nipple Reconstruction 13. Commentary: Subcutaneous Mastectomy and Oncolplastic Surgery of the Breast Part IV: The Patient 14. Psychological Issues in Breast Reconstruction 15. Breast Reconstruction with Myocutaneous Flaps: Biomechanical Aspects 16. Chronic Pain after Reconstructive Surgery for Breast Cancer 17. Contraindications to Breast Reconstruction 18. Breast Reconstruction from a Woman's Point of View: the Experience of a Male Breast Surgeon 19. Breast Reconstruction from a Woman's Point of View: the Experience of a Female Clinical Nurse Specialist in Breast Care 20. Breast Reconstruction following Mastectomy: Patient Expectations Appendix: Types of Prostheses