Effect of reduction mammoplasty on the pulmonary function tests Meme küçültme cerrahisinin solunum fonksiyon testleri üzerine etkisi

Uğurlu E., Topkara A., Özkan A., Özcan R. H., Can İ., Altınışık G.

Tuberkuloz ve Toraks, vol.65, no.2, pp.112-116, 2017 (Scopus) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 65 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5578/tt.50742
  • Journal Name: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.112-116
  • Keywords: Mammoplasty, respiratory function tests, surgery, lung
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: No


Introduction: Bilateral breast reduction surgery is the surgical treatment of bilateral breast hypertrophy. This is one of the most common breast surgery requested by women, and performed by plastic surgeons. The reasons that patients want this surgery are to re-size sagging breasts aesthetically, and to get rid of somatic symptoms such as shoulder, chest, back, and neck pain. We believe that the objective positive effects of breast reduction surgery exist beside aesthetic. In our study, our aim is to elicit positive effects of surgery on lungs, if there are, by making pulmonary function test and carbon monoxide diffusion test before surgery and after 6 months of surgery. Materials and Methods: Thirty patients agreed to participate in the study. Study is completed with 19 patients. Pulmonary function test and carbon monoxide diffusion test were made to all patients in preoperative and 6 months of postoperative period. Lung roentgenogram of all patients was performed and height, weight, body mass index were measured. Saturation level was measured. Results: There was a meaningful increase in FEV1 and FVC values in the postoperative period in comparison with pulmonary function test performed in preoperative period. DLCO in postoperative period decreased meaningfully as compared to the preoperative period. Conclusion: Breast reduction surgery seems to have positive effects on pulmonary function test values and relaxes patients clinically. Patients with big breasts should be evaluated from this perspective if they apply chest diseases clinic with shortness of breath.