Last updated on February 2018

The Use of Botulinum Toxin A in Two-Stage Tissue Expander/ Implant Breast Reconstruction

Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Breast Diseases | Dermatosis | Neoplasms by Site | Breast Cancer | Cancer
  • Age: Between 21 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who undergo immediate, post-mastectomy, unilateral or bilateral, tissue expander/implant reconstruction
  • Patients older than 21, with no upper age limit
  • English-speaking, or has an appropriate translator

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient declines inclusion in the study
  • Patients who undergo a single-stage implant reconstruction or combined autogenous tissue expander/implant reconstruction
  • Previous history of radiation
  • Previous breast surgery with implants
  • Previous history of axillary lymph node dissection
  • Patients who are pregnant
  • Patients with hepatorenal failure
  • Patients with known hypersensitivity to Botulinum Toxin-A
  • Patients with significant mastectomy flap ischemia at time of tissue expander placement

Recruitment Status: Open

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