ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 43-46

Initial experience in breast reconstruction with implants by general surgeons: A report of five cases


1 Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
2 Department of Surgery, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria

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Oludolapo Ola Afuwape
Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University College Hospital, Ibadan
Nigeria
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0794-9316.202464

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Context: This article presents a preliminary experience on implant breast reconstruction undertaken by the general surgeons in a tertiary hospital in Nigeria. Aim: This article presents a preliminary experience on the implant breast reconstruction undertaken by the general surgeons in a tertiary hospital in Nigeria. It also discusses our challenges and limitations. Patients and Methods: Five patients who consented to implant surgery in 5 years were reviewed retrospectively. Results: Four of the five patients were satisfied with the outcome in the early postoperative period. There was one flap necrosis and one capsular contracture which developed a year after the procedure. Conclusion: The practice of breast reconstruction in Nigeria is evolving, and demands will be made on general surgeons, especially in centers without reconstructive surgeons.


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