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Methods in breast reconstruction for patients with a history of breast cancer after total or partial mastectomy

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Andrea Crespo ,
Andrea Crespo

Universidad Católica de Cuenca, Facultad de Medicina, Cuenca, Ecuador

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Fabián Jiménez ,
Fabián Jiménez

Universidad Católica de Cuenca, Facultad de Medicina, Cuenca, Ecuador

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Pio Cueva ,
Pio Cueva

Universidad Católica de Cuenca, Facultad de Medicina, Cuenca, Ecuador

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Abstract

Breast cancer is an oncologic process in which healthy cells of the mammary gland degenerate and transform into tumor cells, proliferating and multiplying until the tumor is formed. It is known that breast cancer is one of the main causes of death in women. Therefore, mastectomy is one of the most used medical interventions to prevent, fight or stop breast cancer totally or partially. Due to this, the aim of this work was to determine the method or methods used for breast reconstruction for patients with a history of breast cancer after a total or partial mastectomy, and also to know a little about possible complications if any, to know which would be the most assertive to apply to the patient, for which information was collected in databases, and using a method similar to PRISMA a necessary number of articles that met the criteria for the preparation of the work were chosen, and search terms were used in pages such as MESH/DECS. Among the main methods found to achieve breast reconstruction was the immediate reconstruction that can even be applied at the time of mastectomy, however, the technique to be used will depend on the patient’s case, as soft tissue flaps can be used, as well as autologous tissues that are cataloged with better results even than radiotherapy.

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Crespo A, Jiménez F, Cueva P. Methods in breast reconstruction for patients with a history of breast cancer after total or partial mastectomy. Salud, Ciencia y Tecnología [Internet]. 2023 Feb. 4 [cited 2024 Apr. 12];3:306. Available from: https://revista.saludcyt.ar/ojs/index.php/sct/article/view/306

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