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      Advanced Age Does Not Worsen Recovery or Long-Term Morbidity After Postmastectomy Breast Reconstruction.

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          Despite evidence that older women have quality-of-life outcomes similar to younger women after postmastectomy breast reconstruction (PMBR), they rarely receive it. There is a perception that PMBR in older women may result in significant physical morbidity. However, the effects of age on physical morbidity after PMBR have not been studied. This study sought to assess perceptions of recovery from surgery and long-term chest and upper body morbidity in older women who receive PMBR.

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          Journal
          Ann Plast Surg
          Annals of plastic surgery
          Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health)
          1536-3708
          0148-7043
          Feb 2016
          : 76
          : 2
          Affiliations
          [1 ] From the *Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, †Center for Biomedical Research Informatics, Department of Surgery, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, IL; ‡University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL; and §The Joint Commission, Oakbrook Terrace, IL.
          Article
          10.1097/SAP.0000000000000512
          25954837

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