Prevention and Treatment of Infections in Breast Reconstruction with Implants

  • Emannuel Filizola Cavalcante
  • Douglas de Miranda Pires
  • Régis Resende Paulinelli
  • Carolina Lamac Figueiredo
  • Carolina Nazareth Valadares
  • Mariana dos Santos Nascimento


Breast cancer is one of the main causes of deaths among women all over the world. Its treatment has been changed dramatically over the last decades with the paradigm change from radical mastectomy to conservative surgery associated with radiotherapy [1, 2]. Nonetheless, conservative surgeries could make deformities in the breast and better strategies needed to be used for better aesthetic results [3]. The oncoplastic surgery is the answer for this matter with greater benefits, including excellent cosmetic outcomes, better local control of the margins of the tumor, and greater satisfactions from patients and surgeons [4]. The skills of the breast surgeons have been improved in conservative techniques and also in reconstruction of the breast in cases of mastectomies, with a complication rate of 15–25% [5, 6].


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emannuel Filizola Cavalcante
    • 1
  • Douglas de Miranda Pires
    • 2
  • Régis Resende Paulinelli
    • 3
    • 4
  • Carolina Lamac Figueiredo
    • 5
  • Carolina Nazareth Valadares
    • 6
  • Mariana dos Santos Nascimento
    • 6
  1. 1.Hospital Santa Casa de MisericórdiaSobralBrazil
  2. 2.Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery DepartmentSanta Casa de MisericórdiaBelo HorizonteBrazil
  3. 3.Mastology Program, Department of Gynecology and ObstetricsFederal University of Goiás, Service of Gynecology and Breast, Hospital Araújo Jorge, ACCG (Associação de Combate ao Câncer em Goiás)GoiâniaBrazil
  4. 4.Gynecologist and Breast Service of Araujo Jorge HospitalBreast Fighting Association in GoiásGoiásBrazil
  5. 5.Hospital Santa Casa de MisericórdiaBelo HorizonteBrazil
  6. 6.Santa Casa de MisericórdiaBelo HorizonteBrazil

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