A geometric analysis of mastectomy incisions: Optimizing intraoperative breast volume

David Chopp, Vinay Rawlani, Marco Ellis, Sarah A. Johnson, Donald W. Buck, Seema Khan, Kevin Bethke, Nora Hansen, John Y.S. Kim

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Abstract

The present study is the first to model the relationship between the vertical dimensions of the mastectomy incision and subsequent volume loss. These geometric principles will aid in optimizing intraoperative volume expansion during expander-based breast reconstruction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-50
Number of pages6
JournalCanadian Journal of Plastic Surgery
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

Keywords

  • Mastectomy incision
  • Mathematical model
  • Tissue expander
  • Volume

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    Chopp, D., Rawlani, V., Ellis, M., Johnson, S. A., Buck, D. W., Khan, S., Bethke, K., Hansen, N., & Kim, J. Y. S. (2011). A geometric analysis of mastectomy incisions: Optimizing intraoperative breast volume. Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery, 19(2), 45-50. https://doi.org/10.1177/229255031101900201