Oncoplastic Breast Reconstruction: Should All Patients be Considered?

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Abstract

Oncoplastic surgery of the tissue defect from partial mastectomy should be considered for all patients. It can result in in significant asymmetries from scar contraction, skin tethering, and alterations in the nipple areolar complex location. Indications, risks, and benefits are discussed. Optimal procedures are described, considering resected specimen volume, primary tumor location, tumor to breast size ratio, and the impact on the nipple areolar complex. Indications for plastic surgery consultation and joint surgery are discussed. Surgical management includes incision planning, preservation of the nipple areolar complex pedicle and position, patient positioning, incision location, and recovery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-180
Number of pages14
JournalSurgical Oncology Clinics of North America
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

Keywords

  • Breast cancer
  • Breast preservation
  • Cosmesis
  • Oncoplastic surgery
  • Reconstructive surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology

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