Cosmetic outcome and quality of life after oncoplastic surgery for breast cancer

breast conserving surgery oncoplastic surgery cosmetic outcome

prof.dr. P.M.N. Werker
Prof. dr. G.H. de Bock

Nature of the research:
Evaluating the objective and subjective cosmetic result after breast conserving surgery by making medical photographs of patients and with a questionnaire (Breast Q). Update the current database with this information. Performing statistical analysis to estimate the main predictors of cosmetic outcome and QoL.

Fields of study:
surgery oncology plastic surgery

Background / introduction
Oncoplastic surgery is breast conserving surgery with closure of the defect by a plastic surgeon (OCP). OCP is being used more frequently, although it is unclear which patients benefit most and how the best cosmetic outcome can be achieved.
Research question / problem definition
Does OCP improve the cosmetic result when measured with the Breast Q questionnaire?
About 100 patients will be examined by the student, of whom 30 with OCP and 70 with conventionale breast conserving surgery.
Losken et al. Ann Plast Surg 2014 Feb; 72(2): 145-9.
Fosh et al. Ann Surg Oncol 2014 Apr; 21(4): 1271-5.
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Laatst gewijzigd: 23 februari 2012