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New York, New York 10065


The purpose of this study is to evaluate the return of sensation in the breast(s) following breast mastectomy with and without reconstruction. Four different sensations: touch, vibration, superficial pain, and temperature will be evaluated. In addition, we will look at factors that may contribute to the return of breast sensations.

Study summary:

This study entitled "The Quantification of Breast Sensations Following Postmastectomy Breast Reconstruction" will evaluate the recovery of sensation in the reconstructed as well as in the nonreconstructed breast. Touch, vibration, pain and temperature sensation will be objectively evaluated greater than 1 year following completion of reconstruction. Breast sensation following immediate, tissue expander/implant breast reconstruction will be compared with that following immediate, autogenous tissue reconstruction. A formal sensory examination will be performed. SemmesWeinstein monofilaments will evaluate touchpressure sensation in the breast. A Bioesthesiometer will determine the recovery of vibratory sensation. Temperature sensation will be evaluated by application of warm and cool stimuli. Superficial pain sensation will be evaluated by application of sharp and dull stimuli. A patient reported assessment of sensory changes in the breast will be administered to patients. The Breast Sensation Assessment Scale © is designed to measure the prevalence, severity, and distress of 18 different sensory symptoms following breast surgery. A "Patient Demographic and Treatment Information Form" and patients' medical records will be used to obtain demographic and treatment data. The role of confounding variables (including: patient age, breast volume, axillary procedures performed and adjuvant therapies received) on the recovery of sensation will be evaluated. The estimated accrual time for this study is 12 months.


Inclusion Criteria: - Patients who have undergone mastectomy - Patients who have undergone immediate, twostage expander/implant breast reconstruction - Patients who have undergone immediate, autogenous tissue flap reconstruction including: pedicled and/or free TRAM flap or DIEP flap reconstruction - Patients at least 21 years of age - Patients at least 1 year from the time of mastectomy or completion of immediate, postmastectomy reconstruction Exclusion Criteria: Patients who have had any of the following: - delayed reconstruction (no reconstruction immediately after mastectomy) - combined autogenous tissue/implant breast reconstruction - tissue expander - Patients who have a history of complex regional pain syndrome - implant explantation (device is removed prematurely due to complications)



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Babak Mehrara, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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Location Contact:

New York, New York 10065
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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