Browsing by Subject "Reduction mammaplasty"

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  • Carpelan, A.; Kauhanen, S. (2016)
    Background and aims: Reduction mammaplasties are increasingly performed as outpatient procedures. Cost savings are assumed, but published data on the subject are scarce. The aim of this study was to retrospectively determine the possible cost savings achieved by performing reduction mammaplasties as outpatient procedures. Material and methods: Reduction mammaplasty was performed for 90 outpatients and 44 inpatients, with comparable health status. Demographic, surgical, and complication data were collected retrospectively. Data on the costs of the entire treatment process were acquired and statistical analyses performed. Results: The average total cost of the process was 5039(sic)for inpatients and 4114(sic)for outpatients. Thus, the total costs were 925(sic) (18%) lower for the outpatient procedures. On average, cost saving per patient was 294(sic) (43%) onward expenditures. Higher ward expenditure was a statistically significant cause of the increased cost of the inpatient group on uni- and multivariable analyses; however, for total costs, the effects of complications and reoperations were significant. Conclusions: Reduction mammaplasty performed as an outpatient procedure results in up to 18% cost savings compared with inpatient treatment. (C) 2016 British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • Merkkola-von Schantz, Päivi A.; Jahkola, Tiina A.; Krogerus, Leena; Hukkinen, Katja S.; Kauhanen, Susanna M. C. (2017)
    Background: Reduction mammaplasty is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures. Preoperative imaging and histopathology protocols vary among countries and institutions. We aimed to analyze the incidence of occult breast cancer and high-risk lesions in reduction mammaplasty specimens. We also analyzed whether patients with abnormal histopathology differed from the study population in terms of demographics. Patients and methods: In total, 918 women who underwent reduction mammaplasty from January 2007 to December 2011 were retrospectively reviewed for demographics, preoperative imaging, further preoperative examinations, pathology reports, and postoperative follow-up. Results: Abnormal histopathological findings were revealed in 88 (10%) patients with a mean age of 49.5 +/- 10.2 years. The incidence of breast cancer was 1.2%, and the incidence of high-risk lesions (atypical ductal and lobular hyperplasia and lobular carcinoma in situ) was 5.5%. Age and specimen weights were significantly higher in patients with abnormal histopathology. Eighty-one percent of patients with abnormal histopathology had normal preoperative imaging revealing two high-risk and two cancer findings. Two patients developed breast cancer in the same breast in which the high-risk lesion was originally detected. Conclusion: Women with abnormal histopathology cannot be sufficiently detected preoperatively. Therefore, histopathological analysis of reduction mammaplasty specimens seems mandatory. Reduction mammaplasty combined with subsequent histopathological examination offers a sufficient chance of detecting cancer and risk-increasing lesions that merits the cost of histopathology. (C) 2016 British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.