Which Breast is the Best? Patient reported quality of life, satisfaction, and outcomes, after autologous versus alloplastic breast reconstruction

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    This thesis “Which Breast is the Best” aims to contribute to our understanding of which Breast reconstruction (BR) technique (alloplastic or autologous), results in the highest quality of life (QoL) and satisfaction. The first section of this introduction will cover breast cancer and its treatment briefly, while the second section will discuss the history and summary of the BR techniques. And the third will assess the quality of life in addition to the breast-Q description. The assessment of aesthetical outcome will be covered, using the Strasser score. Finally the aim of this thesis and its outline will be given.
    Autologous BR is the unequivocal answer to the main question in this thesis that asks: “which breast is the best?”
    Originele taal-2English
    KwalificatieDoctor of Philosophy
    Toekennende instantie
    • Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
    Begeleider(s)/adviseur
    • Werker, Paul, Supervisor
    • de Bock, Truuske, Supervisor
    Datum van toekenning23-mrt.-2022
    Plaats van publicatie[Groningen]
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    StatusPublished - 2022

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