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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 575-580

Evaluation of superior lateral pedicle extension technique for oncoplastic resection of medial breast tumors

Department of Surgery, Medical Research Institute, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt

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Ahmad F Alkarmouty
Department of Surgery, Medical Research Institute, Alexandria University, Alexandria
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DOI: 10.4103/ejs.ejs_95_18

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Introduction Oncoplastic techniques expanded the spectrum of breast conservative surgery for the management of early breast cancer. Planning for resection of medial breast tumors is difficult. The scars are apparent and deformity is eminent. Mammaplasty techniques do not leave scars in the medial area and reshaping can avoid deformity. Aim The study was carried out to evaluate the use of superior lateral pedicle and its inferior extension to fill the medial defects that occur after resection of medial breast tumors exploring the technical issues and results in terms of resection volume, adequacy of resection, deformity, complications, and esthetic results. Patients and methods Thirty consecutive patients with early breast cancer and medial tumors underwent wide excision to negative margins followed by reconstruction of defects using the extended superior lateral pedicle technique. Results All cases had negative resection margins. The weight of the specimen ranged from 65 to 565 g with an average weight of 262.47±165.31 g. Complications occurred in eight patients. No major complications or nipple loss occurred. Esthetic results were considered very good to excellent by both surgeons and patients. Conclusion Oncoplastic techniques for medial breast quadrants enabled wide resection, achieved adequate resection to negative margins with minimal complication rates and favorable esthetic results.

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