Keyhole pattern for preoperative marking for reduction mammaplasty

Keyhole pattern for preoperative marking for reduction mammaplasty

Author Jardini Barbosa, Marcus Vinicius Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Nahas, Fabio Xerfan Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Sabia Neto, Miguel Angelo Google Scholar
Ferreira, Lydia Masako Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Reg Hosp Franca
Abstract BACKGROUND: There are many techniques used for reduction mammaplasty; however, the most frequently performed procedures result in an inverted T scar. Preoperative marking is an important step for the success of the procedure, especially for surgeons at the initial learning stage. However, there is no consensus regarding the best method. In 1981, Strombeck designed a pattern for preoperative marking for reduction mammaplasty. This pattern provides stable parameters that promotes an acceptable symmetry marking.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the use of the Strombeck pattern for preoperative marking for reduction mammaplasty. Methods: Fifty-seven patients who underwent reduction mammaplasty between April 2006 and April 2007 were prospectively evaluated. Patient ages ranged from 17 to 61 years; the mean body mass index was 22.2 kg/m(2). After defining the standard landmarks of the breast, preoperative markings were made using the Strombeck pattern. Breast reduction surgery was performed under local anesthesia with sedation. Postoperative results were evaluated according to a numerical visual analogue scale, at the seven-, 15- and 30-day follow-up periods. The Student's t test and the Kruskal-Wallis test were used for statistical analysis (P<0.05).RESULTS: The mean weight of resected breast tissue was 317.5 g for the right breast and 305.8 g for the left breast (P=0.17). Scores obtained using a visual analogue scale showed a progressive increase in the scores during the postoperative follow-up period (P<0.0001).CONCLUSION: The use of the Strombeck pattern enabled surgeons to perform reduction mammaplasty with good postoperative results as seen in the follow-up periods.
Keywords Breast
Breast surgery
Mammaplasty
Preoperative procedures
Language English
Date 2010-12-01
Published in Canadian Journal Of Plastic Surgery. Oakville: Pulsus Group Inc, v. 18, n. 4, p. 130-134, 2010.
ISSN 1195-2199 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Pulsus Group Inc
Extent 130-134
Origin http://www.pulsus.com/abstract/keyhole-pattern-for-preoperative-marking-for-reduction-mammaplasty-906.html
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000285300900006
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/11600/43235

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