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Table 2 Surgery related factors

From: Early experience with implant based breast reconstruction for early breast cancer in ptotic breasts with non biological mesh and lower pole dermal sling

  Patient 1 Patient 2 Patient 3 Patient 4 Patient 5
Antibiotic prophylaxisa Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Duration of antibiotic prophylaxisb 7 days 14 days 7 days 7 days 10 days
Skin prep used Chlorhexidine Chlorhexidine Chlorhexidine Chlorhexidine Chlorhexidine
Method of dissection to raise skin flaps and dermal sling Diathermy Diathermy Diathermy Diathermy Diathermy
Cavity wash out Saline and antibiotic solution Saline and antibiotic solution Saline and antibiotic solution Saline and antibiotic solution Saline and antibiotic solution
Change of gloves prior to implantation Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Implant type Permanent anatomical fixed volume implant Permanent anatomical fixed volume implant Permanent anatomical fixed volume implant Permanent anatomical fixed volume implant Permanent anatomical fixed volume implant
Type, number of drains used and duration Exudrain Exudrain Exudrain Exudrain Exudrain
2 2 2 2 2 on each side
7 days 10 days 7 days 7 days 10 days
Laminar flow usage Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Post-op follow up 1 week 2 weeks 1 week 1 week 1 week
Mastectomy specimen weight 496 g R-905 g 600 g 1071 g R-454 g
L-885 g L-464 g
  1. a2 g flucloxacillin and 160 mg gentamicin or in those with penicillin allergy; 600 mg teicoplanin and 160 mg gentamicin
  2. bDuration decided by the operating surgeon