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2024 Jun

Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open




Pain-relieving Effects of Autologous Fat Grafting in Breast Cancer Surgery: A Scoping Review.


Sowa Y, Nakayama I, Toyohara Y, Higai S, Yoshimura K


Chronic pain is relatively common after breast cancer surgery, including breast reconstruction. Autologous fat grafting (AFG) has gained attention as a novel method for breast reconstruction, and recent clinical studies have also shown effects of AFG on alleviation of chronic pain after breast cancer surgery. Our objective was to conduct a scoping review of studies that have examined these effects with clearly defined clinical outcomes.