Fat grafting in breast reconstruction after mastectomy significantly enhances reconstructive results; however, a trend toward increased invasive screening of palpable masses following reconstruction may be emerging. Reconstructive surgeon Graham Schwarz, MD, explains his recent study into the incidence, type, timing and diagnostic yield of these unexpected screening procedures.
This complex microsurgery technique may provide relief to patients with lymphedema.
Complex microsurgery procedure with lymphatic mapping may reduce risk of lymphedema following breast cancer surgery.
Vascularized lymph node transfer is a promising option in appropriately selected patients to treat lymphedema following cancer therapy. In this Q&A, Cleveland Clinic plastic and reconstructive surgeon Graham Schwarz explores the complex procedure, discussing uses and outcomes.