Outcomes of a DIEP Flap Program
Breast Cancer
Conditions: Keywords
breast reconstruction, DIEP flap
Study Type
Study Phase
Study Design
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Retrospective
Overall Status
The purpose of this study is to analyze an institution's experience with starting a subspecialized DIEP flap program and to determine whether other hospitals would benefit from instituting a similar program. Prior studies have compared the outcome from a DIEP flap program with that of TRAM flaps within the same center. Other studies have calculated the cost of a DIEP flap and its complication rate. However, no one has examined the overall effects of a subspecialized reconstruction program and its impact on a health center. In this study, we will determine if the institutionalization of a DIEP flap program has increased our center's rate of breast reconstruction, as well as evaluate its outcomes and overall financial viability.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: 70 Years
Minimum Age: 20 Years
Gender: Female
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- Intraductal carcinoma

- Lobular carcinoma

- Infiltrating ductal carcinoma

- Paget's disease

- BRCA positive

Exclusion Criteria:

- Inflammatory carcinoma of the breast
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Bernard T Lee, MD - 617-632-7835 - blee3@bidmc.harvard.edu
Start Date
September 2007
Completion Date
September 2017
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Record processing date
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on July 28, 2015
ClinicalTrials.gov page