Tag Archives: Mastectomy
Washington: The US Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday allowed marketing of a new tissue expander system for soft tissue expansion in two-stage breast reconstruction following mastectomy and in the treatment of underdeveloped breasts and soft tissue deformities. A patient uses a dose controller to independently inflate the expander.
Washington: Many breast cancer patients who have a mastectomy will consider breast reconstruction. But for a portion of these women, radiation therapy is also recommended — and that can alter the tissue around the breast, impacting reconstruction efforts.
New Delhi: In a very rare and unusual surgery, which is probably only the third such case in India, a team of doctors at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute (FEHI) here has achieved a feat of implanting a pacemaker into the lower abdominal cavity of a 68-year-old woman. What is further intriguing is the fact that the patient, Naseema Begum, is a second time cancer survivor.
Washington: For women undergoing breast reconstruction after mastectomy, the weight of the tissue flap used affects the risk of an important complication called fat necrosis, reports a study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open, the official open-access medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
New Delhi: Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie’s decision to go public about her double mastectomy to reduce the risk of breast cancer has been hailed as a brave move, but in India, doctors say there is very little awareness about it and many women are wary of taking the step due to societal pressure and apprehensions.
Washington: Breast cancer patients who have received radiation therapy after mastectomy have more problems related to the use of implants for breast reconstruction, according to a review in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).