CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 39-45

Postmastectomy breast reconstruction at University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City


1 Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Burns, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Unit, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria
2 Department of Surgery, General Surgery, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Nnamdi Jude Nwashilli
Department of Surgery, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Edo State
Nigeria
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/njss.njss_2_16

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Post-mastectomy breast reconstruction, though a desirable rehabilitation procedure has remained an uncommon procedure in most resource-limited environments. Most breast cancer patients in our environment undergo total mastectomy, however only a few of them seek or have access to breast reconstruction. Breast reconstruction has potential for improving the psychosocial wellbeing of a patient post-mastectomy. The availability of expertise for breast reconstruction and increased societal awareness will help maximize patients's benefit.We present a case series of five patients with breast cancer who had immediate postmastectomy breast reconstruction with autologous tissue with good outcome.


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