Chest wall deformity after tissue expansion


Sariguney Y., AYHAN M. S. , Eryilmaz T.

SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY AND HAND SURGERY, vol.42, no.2, pp.108-109, 2008 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/02844310600836851
  • Journal Name: SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY AND HAND SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.108-109

Abstract

There have been few reports about skeletal changes beneath a tissue expander in breast reconstruction. We present one, and surgeons should be cautious about the possibility of skeletal deformities in patients who are osteoporotic and postmenopausal who require prolonged tissue expansion.