Surgeon 2020 Aug 18;18(4):202-207. Epub 2019 Oct 18.
Colchester General Hospital, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust, Turner Road, Colchester CO4 5JL, UK; Hillingdon Hospital, The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Pield Heath Road, Uxbridge, London UB8 3NN, UK. Electronic address:
Introduction: The objective of this study is to evaluate outcomes and complications in patients with single-stage ADM-implant based immediate breast reconstruction with and without radiotherapy (RT), highlighting the effects of RT on the reconstruction.
Materials And Methods: This prospective study recruited 91 consecutive patients who underwent skin-sparing, nipple-sparing or wise-pattern skin reduction mastectomy with direct-to-implant breast reconstruction with ADMs using sub-pectoral or pre-pectoral approach at the two breast units. Early and late complications like seroma, delayed wound healing, wound breakdown, infection, capsular contracture, implant loss and revision surgery were evaluated in the RT and non-RT groups. Read More