POSTERS A: Risk Factors| Volume 138, SUPPLEMENT 1, S95, October 2020

Breast cancer patients undergoing delayed deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap reconstruction differ from their matched controls by a higher socioeconomic status and better overall survival

      Background: Breast cancer patients selected for deep inferior epigastric perforator flap (DIEP) reconstruction have higher overall survival (OS) and breast cancer-specific survival (BCSS) rates when compared with patients undergoing mastectomy without delayed reconstruction. We aimed to investigate underlying selection mechanisms potentially explaining observed survival differences.
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