Perioperative considerations in the autologous breast reconstruction patient with systemic lupus erythematosus

Wrood Kassira, Noor Kassira, Zubin Panthaki, Elaine Tozman, W. Scott McDonald

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Abstract

Following mastectomy, women with breast cancer are faced with choices for reconstruction. In women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), with or without antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), concurrent morbidities are important considerations when deciding the method of reconstruction. The 2 cases we present represent the variable spectrum of SLE and/or APS and their potential complications. When deciding the best course of action, it is most important to consider each case on an individual basis, with important emphasis on preoperative disease status.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)442-444
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of plastic surgery
Volume54
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2005

Keywords

  • Antiphospholipid syndrome
  • Breast cancer
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • TRAM flap

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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