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Breast reconstruction complications higher among women who underwent bilateral mastectomy

September 2, 2014

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Women who underwent bilateral mastectomy experienced higher rates of complications within 30 days of autologous or implant-based reconstruction than those who underwent unilateral mastectomy, according to study results presented at the Breast Cancer Symposium.

“We think this information is really critical to guide women who are contemplating having a double mastectomy,” Mark Sisco, MD, clinical assistant professor of surgery at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, said during a press conference. “[Although] generally very safe, double mastectomy definitely increases the rate of certain complications. While each woman will interpret these findings differently, they really should be discussed and considered.”

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