Impact of immediate breast reconstruction on breast cancer recurrence and survival

Nedumpara, Thomas, Jonker, Leon and Williams, Michael R. (2011) Impact of immediate breast reconstruction on breast cancer recurrence and survival. The Breast, 20 (5). pp. 437-443. Full text not available from this repository.

Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.breast.2011.04.006

Abstract

The practise of Immediate Breast Reconstruction (IBR) following mastectomy for primary breast cancer is being increasingly adopted. Here the impact of IBR on disease progression and survival was assessed following treatment for invasive breast cancer. 1697 consecutive patients received surgical treatment for operable primary breast cancer between January 1996 and December 2007. Overall, 691 (41%) received mastectomy of whom 136 (20%) underwent IBR (82 Latissimus Dorsi, 54 Subpectoral).

The effect of IBR on overall survival, local and distant recurrence was analysed in all patients studied and also separately within subgroups defined by Nottingham Prognostic Index (NPI) scores. The median follow up of patients studied was 55 months (range 16–148). There was no difference between IBR and mastectomy alone in survival (p = 0.176), time to distant metastasis (p = 0.783) or local recurrence (p = 0.505), either overall or within Nottingham Prognostic groups

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: The Breast
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0960-9776
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Health, Psychology and Social Studies
Pre 2016 Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Lifelong and Interprofessional Learning
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2014 13:51
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2016 16:10
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1572

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