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Plastic Surgery 2009 News Briefs - Select Research to be Presented on Sunday, October 25
Date:10/6/2009

g to ASPS statistics, nearly 89,000 breast reductions were performed in 2008, up 5 percent since 2000.

Study: "The Impact of Breast Reduction Surgery on the Low Back Compressive Forces and Function in Individuals with Macromastia" is being presented Sun., Oct. 25, 10:25 - 10:30AM PDT, at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center.

Breast Reduction May Lead to Cancer Detection in Patients

Embargo for Release: Sunday, October 25, 2009

There may be some new added benefits to breast reduction surgery. Testing tissue and fat removed during the procedure may lead to increased cancer detection, reports a new study presented at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Plastic Surgery 2009 conference, Oct. 23-27, in Seattle. Two-hundred-two cases were evaluated. Cancerous or pre-cancerous cells were found in 12.4 percent of patients. Age was significantly associated with negative pathologic findings. The rate of cancer was 6.2 percent in women 40 years or older and 7.9 percent in women 50 years or older. None of the lesions were identified on pre-operative mammograms. The authors suggest that increased testing in breast reduction patients can help to identify at-risk patients, especially in breast reduction patients over 40.

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Nearly 90,000 women had breast reduction surgery in 2008, up 5 percent since 2000, reports the ASPS.

Study: "Carcinoma and Aypical Hyperplasia in Reduction Mammaplasty: Increased Sampling Leads to Increased Detection: A Prospective Study" is being presented Sun., Oct. 25, 10:30 -10:35AM PDT, at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center.


Polymer May Allow Soldiers with Artificial Limbs to Feel Heat, Cold, Touch

Embargo for Release: Sunday, October 25, 2009

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