Brachytherapy after lumpectomy may be an effective alternative to conventional treatments in women with early-stage breast cancer with breast implants.
Women with breast asymmetry after breast-conserving surgery are likely to experience significant psychosocial problems.
Clinical situations that typically result in litigation and the variation in jury verdicts and awards across the nation.
Now that the device has been available in the United States for several years, there are more clinical data to look at. Here's a brief review of the literature on its indications, benefits, contraindications, and complications.
Losing a breast or a part of one to disease is traumatic for any woman. Proactive, thorough, and compassionate counseling on reconstructive options is the ob/gyn's responsibility and can help ease a patient's overall recovery.
Excessively large breasts can be so painful that even the rare risk of losing her nipples and areolae won't dissuade a woman from undergoing reduction surgery. This article—by two plastic surgeons—gives you information on the pros and cons of various surgical approaches so you can educate patients about all of their options.
The emergence of magnetic resonance as a viable imaging tool for evaluating the breast presents new diagnostic possibilities for ob/gyns. But before you can use it wisely, you have to understand certain key clinical parameters, recognize the technical factors that affect the quality of breast MR images, and be familiar with current indications for the procedure.