Analysis of Free Flap Breast Reconstruction Failures: Are Specific Patient Characteristics Associated with Free Flap Failure?

dc.contributor.otherFarkas, Jordanen
dc.contributor.otherCortez, Roberten
dc.contributor.otherMiller, Travisen
dc.contributor.otherDavis, Kathrynen
dc.contributor.otherKenkel, Jeffrey M.en
dc.creatorSciano, Natalie M.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-29T18:18:51Z
dc.date.available2015-06-29T18:18:51Z
dc.date.issued2013-01-22
dc.descriptionThe 51st Annual Medical Student Research Forum at UT Southwestern Medical Center (Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 3-6 p.m., D1.602)en
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: This study was performed to gain insight on the patients who have undergone free flap breast reconstructive surgery. Recognizing certain patient variables, as risk factors for developing free flap failure, is invaluable. This knowledge can provide surgeons the benefit of foresight when assessing patients pre and postoperatively. The goal was to identify specific characteristics that predisposed patients to developing flap failure. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was completed on patients who had received free flap breast reconstructive surgery during January 2008 to January 2012. A cohort of 124 patients receiving free flap reconstruction was identified using the Current Procedural Technology (CPT) code 19364. A number of patient variables which include general characteristics, comorbidities, and surgical characteristics were analyzed to determine their contribution toward a patient's development of free flap failure. Patients were categorized into two groups- those without and those with flap failure. A comparison of the means and proportions was performed to determine statistical significance between the two groups. The level of statistical significance for this univariate analysis was set at a P < 0.05. RESULTS: All of the 124 patients identified were female. The overall flap success rate was 91.94 percent, with only ten patients experiencing flap failure. Of the factors analyzed in this study, there was not an identified patient characteristic that predisposed a patient to developing free flap failure. CONCLUSIONS: Flap failure is an unfortunate risk of reconstructive surgery that needs to be minimized at all costs. No specific patient variables were identified as predisposing risk factors that could contribute to free flap failure. Institutions should strive to educate all breast reconstruction candidates on their options and risks which can help increase the volume of patients acquiring reconstruction. In the future, other investigations with a larger sample size should be done to yield more beneficial information for the physician and patient.en
dc.description.sponsorshipSouthwestern Medical Foundationen
dc.identifier.citationSciano, N. M., Farkas, J., Cortez, R., Miller, T., Davis, K., & Kenkel, J. M. (2013, January 22). Analysis of free flap breast reconstruction failures: are specific patient characteristics associated with free flap failure? Poster session presented at the 51st Annual Medical Student Research Forum, Dallas, TX. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/2152.5/1632en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2152.5/1632
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseries51st Annual Medical Student Research Forumen
dc.subjectClinical Research and Case Reportsen
dc.subject.meshBreasten
dc.subject.meshFree Tissue Flapsen
dc.subject.meshMammaplastyen
dc.subject.meshPostoperative Complicationsen
dc.titleAnalysis of Free Flap Breast Reconstruction Failures: Are Specific Patient Characteristics Associated with Free Flap Failure?en
dc.typePresentationen
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