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Current status and trends of breast reconstruction in Argentina

  • Horacio F. Mayer
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    Plastic Surgery Department, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, University of Buenos Aires, School of Medicine, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires University Institute, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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  • Eyke A. de Belaustegui
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    Plastic Surgery Department, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, University of Buenos Aires, School of Medicine, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires University Institute, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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  • Hugo D. Loustau
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    Plastic Surgery Department, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, University of Buenos Aires, School of Medicine, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires University Institute, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Published:September 13, 2017DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjps.2017.08.033
      Over the last decade, there has been an exponential increase in implant-based breast reconstructions correlated with a proportional decrease in autologous reconstruction in the US.
      • Albornoz C.R.
      • Bach P.B.
      • Mehrara B.J.
      • et al.
      A paradigm shift in U.S. breast reconstruction: increasing implant rates E.
      • Tannan S.C.
      • Kleban S.R.
      • Novicoff W.
      • Campbell C.A.
      The influence of plastic surgeon age and gender on decision-making in breast reconstruction: a national survey of American plastic surgeons.
      We aimed to determine the breast reconstruction trends in Argentina through a survey of plastic surgeons who were invited to answer a multiple-choice anonymous questionnaire sent through email.
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