Special Issue

Topic: Complications in Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction: Management and Prevention

A Special Issue of Plastic and Aesthetic Research

ISSN 2349-6150 (Online)   2347-9264 (Print)

Submission deadline: 30 Nov 2022

Guest Editor

Dr. Gordon K. Lee
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA, USA.
Dr. Bernard T. Lee
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
Dr. Christine H. Rohde
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, NY, USA.

Special Issue Introduction

Microvascular breast reconstruction has progressed tremendously over the last 40 years with more reliable results and more flap options. Despite the advances in microsurgical techniques and outcomes, complications can still occur and the management of which often frustrates even very experienced surgeons. In this Special Issue, we discuss complications associated with microvascular breast reconstruction and how to manage them effectively. When there is a microvascular thrombosis, early reoperation is indicated. We discuss specific surgical maneuvers to salvage a failing flap, as well as present clinical pearls to minimize the risk of thrombosis. Partial flap loss and fat necrosis are not uncommon outcomes and can be challenging to manage. Mastectomy skin necrosis, abdominal donor site complications such as hernias and bulges, wound healing problems, infections, and seromas all negatively impact patient satisfaction. How can surgeons best manage these complications and what can be done to prevent them? Although surgeons may strive to stay within best practices, flap failures can still occur sometimes for reasons that are unknown. What's the next best step? What are the options? As surgeons, we want to have happy patients. Being able to manage and prevent complications is critical for every plastic surgeon and this Special Issue will be a valuable source of information.

Keywords

Microvascular breast reconstruction, mastectomy skin necrosis, flap, wound healing, microvascular thrombosis, complication

Submission Deadline

30 Nov 2022

Submission Information

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Submission Deadline: 30 Nov 2022
Contacts: Smart Zhang, Managing Editor, par_editor@oaemesas.com

Published Articles

Comparing microsurgical breast reconstruction outcomes following postoperative monitoring techniques: a systematic review and meta-analysis of 2529 patients

Open Access Meta-Analysis DOI: 10.20517/2347-9264.2022.137 17 Sep 2023
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A systematic review on embodiment and breast reconstruction: a patient-centered framework for evolving breast outcome measures

Open Access Systematic Review DOI: 10.20517/2347-9264.2023.44 15 Sep 2023
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Chest complications in autologous breast reconstruction

Open Access Review DOI: 10.20517/2347-9264.2023.32 8 Aug 2023
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Management after flap failure: a narrative review

Open Access Review DOI: 10.20517/2347-9264.2022.150 3 Aug 2023
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Strategies for prevention and management of partial flap loss or fat necrosis in microvascular autologous breast reconstruction

Open Access Review DOI: 10.20517/2347-9264.2022.146 29 Jun 2023
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Mitigating the impact of skin necrosis in reconstruction after nipple-sparing mastectomy

Open Access Review DOI: 10.20517/2347-9264.2023.04 27 Jun 2023
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Detecting flap compromise: an updated review of techniques to monitor microsurgical flaps post-operatively in breast reconstruction

Open Access Review DOI: 10.20517/2347-9264.2023.01 20 Jun 2023
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Complications in microsurgical breast reconstruction: thrombosis prevention and management

Open Access Review DOI: 10.20517/2347-9264.2022.139 11 Jun 2023
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Diagnosis, management and prevention of thrombotic complications in microsurgical breast reconstruction: a review of the literature

Open Access Review DOI: 10.20517/2347-9264.2022.136 28 May 2023
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