Unilateral hypoplastic breast in a male-to-female transsexual with Poland syndrome after gender reassignment--reconstructive considerations

Majdak-Paredes, E J; Shafighi, M; Fatah, F (2009). Unilateral hypoplastic breast in a male-to-female transsexual with Poland syndrome after gender reassignment--reconstructive considerations. Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery, 62(3), pp. 398-401. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.bjps.2008.01.017

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Gender reassignment procedures are performed more frequently nowadays due to a multidisciplinary approach and improved techniques and selection process. Many male-to-female patients require bilateral breast augmentation as part of the transformation following the gender reassignment if they fail to develop female breast features after hormonal treatment. We report on a very rare incidence of male-to-female gender reassignment in a patient with Poland syndrome. A male-to-female transsexual on hormonal therapy for gender reassignment developed one normal female-shaped breast whereas the other breast remained hypoplastic. As a male, he was not aware of his chest wall deformity but it became a major issue after successful gender reassignment surgery. Our experience with the specific reconstructive considerations and recommendations regarding our surgical approach to this complex reconstructive problem are discussed.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Orthopaedic, Plastic and Hand Surgery (DOPH) > Clinic of Plastic and Hand Surgery > Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery

UniBE Contributor:

Shafighi, Maziar

ISSN:

1748-6815

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:11

Last Modified:

17 Mar 2015 22:30

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.bjps.2008.01.017

PubMed ID:

18639510

Web of Science ID:

000264499300030

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/31282 (FactScience: 195728)

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