Published in Biotech Law Weekly, June 4th, 2004
Having an implant or tissue expander can complicate subsequent radiotherapy, and result in an unsatisfactory appearance of the breasts.
"Immediate breast reconstruction techniques include tissue expansion, latissimus dorsi flap with or without an implant, pedicled TRAM flap, and free tissue-transfer. Adjuvant radiotherapy decreases loco-regional recurrence and increases overall survival," said M. Hussien and colleagues in the Plastic Surgery Unit of Canniesburn Hospital, Glasgow,...
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