Study Finds Thrombotic Effects Can Delay Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Study Finds Thrombotic Effects Can Delay Breast Reconstruction Surgery
shutterstock_171523169In a recent study titled “Pre-operative thrombotic complications of neoadjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer: Implications for immediate breast reconstruction”, published in the Annals of Medicine and Surgery, a team of researchers led by Professor Charles M. Malata, Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon at the Cambridge Breast Unit and Professor of Academic Plastic Surgery at the Postgraduate Medical Institute of Anglia Ruskin University, reviewed the cases of thromboembolism that can occur during neoadjuvant chemotherapy and can delay or modify breast reconstruction plans. There is an increased used of neoadjuvant, primary or upfront chemotherapy in the treatment of bigger operable of locally advanced breast cancers. However, pre-operative thromboembolic occurrences can have a major impact on post-chemotherapy surgery, especially in cases where breast cancer reconstruction is foreseen. "There is limited research on the impact of this complication on breast reconstruction pathways and guidance for optimal management of these patients. My colleagues and I present our clinical experience over four years of patients with breast c
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