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Sensory restoration of breast reconstruction - The search for the ideal approach continues.

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Summary of "Sensory restoration of breast reconstruction - The search for the ideal approach continues."

Contemporary reconstructive modalities focus on breast anatomy and attempt to reconstruct breasts that are soft, of adequate shape, size, and symmetry. However, a functional component, i.e. sensation, has largely been ignored. Flap neurotization addresses this shortcoming. While we are still in search of the ideal surgical technique to achieve this goal, a novel approach that limits nerve harvest to the sensory branch only, thus, minimizing abdominal donor-site morbidity, is presented.

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Name: Journal of surgical oncology
ISSN: 1096-9098
Pages: 780-792

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