A Multi centre prospective longitudinal study establishing level II evidence of Health related quality of life after types of immediate Latissimus dorsi (LD) breast reconstruction

ZE Winters, J Mills, J Haviland, A Reece-Smith, MM Greenslade, J Benson, M Galea, P McManus, S Nicholson, E Weiler-Mithoff, Z Rayter, HJ Thomson

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Abstract

Up to 20,000 women diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the UK will ultimately require a mastectomy. The NICE guidelines1 recommend that the majority of women undergoing a mastectomy should be offered immediate breast reconstruction with its potential benefits to improve health related quality of life. In the UK the latissimus dorsi breast reconstruction is one of the most frequently performed operations. Complete evaluation of breast reconstruction requires not only standard clinical outcome data but also information about patient-reported outcomes. These are assessments of any aspect of health that derive from the patient rather than the health professional. A systematic review2 shows poor and conflicting evidence with a lack of ‘hard’ data to best inform both clinicians and their patients. The results of this study will be used to inform a the first UK multicentre randomised trial in breast reconstruction (QUEST).
Translated title of the contributionA Multi centre prospective longitudinal study establishing level II evidence of Health related quality of life after types of immediate Latissimus dorsi (LD) breast reconstruction
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSan Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Bibliographical note

Medium/genre: Breast Surgery
Conference Organiser: San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

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    Winters, ZE., Mills, J., Haviland, J., Reece-Smith, A., Greenslade, MM., Benson, J., Galea, M., McManus, P., Nicholson, S., Weiler-Mithoff, E., Rayter, Z., & Thomson, HJ. (2009). A Multi centre prospective longitudinal study establishing level II evidence of Health related quality of life after types of immediate Latissimus dorsi (LD) breast reconstruction. In San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium