Method of Breast Reconstruction Determines Venous Thromboembolism Risk Better Than Current Prediction Models.

Title

Method of Breast Reconstruction Determines Venous Thromboembolism Risk Better Than Current Prediction Models.

Creator

Subichin Michael P; Patel Niyant V; Wagner Douglas S

Publisher

Plastic and reconstructive surgery. Global open

Date

2015
2015-05

Description

BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) risk models including the Davison risk score and the 2005 Caprini risk assessment model have been validated in plastic surgery patients. However, their utility and predictive value in breast reconstruction has not been well described. We sought to determine the utility of current VTE risk models in this population and the VTE rate observed in various methods of breast reconstruction. METHODS: A retrospective review of breast reconstructions by a single surgeon was performed. One hundred consecutive transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (TRAM) patients, 100 consecutive implant patients, and 100 consecutive latissimus dorsi patients were identified over a

Rights

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Pages

e397–e397

Issue

5

Volume

3

Citation

Subichin Michael P; Patel Niyant V; Wagner Douglas S, “Method of Breast Reconstruction Determines Venous Thromboembolism Risk Better Than Current Prediction Models.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed March 2, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/4357.

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