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Impact of body mass index on free DIEP flap breast reconstruction: A multicenter cohort study

Heidekrueger, P.I. ; Fritschen, Uv. ; Moellhoff, N. ; Germann, G. ; Giunta, R.E. ; Zeman, F. ; Prantl, L.


Introduction: Several patient-related factors have been identified with regard to the safety and efficacy of breast reconstructions. This study analyzed the largest series of microsurgical breast reconstructions in Germany using deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flaps, with a focus on the impact of patient body mass index (BMI). Patients and methods: A total of 3911 female patients ...


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