October 2014 - Volume 134 - Issue 4
pp: 581-857,503e-674e

Original Articles


Special Topic


Helping Patients Make Choices about Breast Reconstruction: A Decision Analysis Approach

Sun, Clement S.; Cantor, Scott B.; Reece, Gregory P.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 134(4):597-608, October 2014.

  • Video Discussion
    Press Release

Original Articles


Outcomes Article


Patient Selection Optimization following Combined Abdominal Procedures: Analysis of 4925 Patients Undergoing Panniculectomy/Abdominoplasty with or without Concurrent Hernia Repair

Koolen, Pieter G. L.; Ibrahim, Ahmed M. S.; Kim, Kuylhee; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 134(4):539e-550e, October 2014.

Ideas and Innovations


Special Topic



Original Articles



Original Articles


Ideas and Innovations



Original Articles


The Impact of Age at Surgery on Long-Term Neuropsychological Outcomes in Sagittal Craniosynostosis

Patel, Anup; Yang, Jenny F.; Hashim, Peter W.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 134(4):608e-617e, October 2014.

Special Topics



Head and Neck: Original Articles


Trunk: Original Articles


Trunk: Special Topic/Outcomes Article


Lower Extremity: Original Article


Long-Term Outcomes following Lower Extremity Sarcoma Resection and Reconstruction with Vascularized Fibula Flaps in Children

Sainsbury, David C. G.; Liu, Edward H.; Alvarez-Veronesi, M. Cecilia; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 134(4):808-820, October 2014.

  • Coding Perspective








Creator: Rod J. Rohrich, MD
Duration: 3:43
In recognition of Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day, this month Rod J. Rohrich, MD, Editor-in-Chief of "Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery," discusses four different reconstructive breast articles. The first study aims to help patients make challenging decisions about breast reconstruction. The second study investigates a new patient activated technology for breast expansion. The next paper- a Level One study from Brazil- discusses pain management for breast reconstruction patients. The final article looks into the morbidity and mortality rates in teaching versus non-teaching hospitals. Volume 134, Issue 4.

“Helping Patients Make Choices about Breast Reconstruction: A Decision Analysis Approach” by Markey et al; “Patient-Activated Controlled Expansion for Breast Reconstruction Using Controlled Carbon Dioxide Inflation: Confirmation of a Feasibility Study” by Connell; “Preemptive Analgesia with Bupivacaine?in Reduction Mammaplasty: A Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo- Controlled Trial” by Valente; “Perioperative Outcomes of Autologous Breast Reconstruction Surgery in Teaching versus Nonteaching Hospitals” by Richland et al.

All content is available at http://prsjournal.com. Keywords: Breast reconstruction; Implant; Inflation; Patient controlled; Breast reconstruction; Autologous; Teaching hospital; Outcomes;Breast reduction; Bupivicaine; Pain management; RCT;
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