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2022 May 01

Ann Plast Surg



Localization of Chronic Pain in Postmastectomy Patients: A Prospective Comparison Between Patients With and Without Breast Reconstruction.


Shiraishi M, Sowa Y, Kodama T, Numajiri T, Taguchi T, Amaya F
Ann Plast Surg. 2022 May 01; 88(5):490-495.
PMID: 35443265.


After breast surgery with or without immediate reconstruction, chronic pain can be a major problem for patients. However, few studies have examined the details of the sites of long-lasting postoperative pain. In this study, we specified the postoperative pain location after breast surgery, including reconstruction, to find ways to improve surgical procedures or provide effective pain relief.