Evaluation of Inferior Pedicle Therapeutic Mammoplasty as a Primary Procedure for Upper Quadrants Early Breast Cancer


Background: The treatment of breast cancer in large breast patients represents a great challenge to both surgical oncologist and radiation oncologist. The aim of this study is to evaluate the outcome of inferior pedicle therapeutic mammoplasty in large-breasted patients with upper quadrants early breast cancer. Methods: Thirty five large-breasted patients with early breast cancer were included in this study. Simultaneous bilateral inferior pedicle therapeutic mammoplasty was performed. Results: The age of the patients is ranged from 36 to 61 (median 46) years and tumour size is ranged from one to three and half cm. The weight of tissue removed is ranged from 350 gm to 780 gm and the tumour safety margins are ranged from three to eight cm. Wound dehiscence was the commonest post operative complications and six patients were affected (17.6%). The cosmetic outcome was excellent in 22 patients (64.5%), nine patients (26.5%) showed good results, two patients (6%) were satisfactory and one patient (3%) showed poor result. The follow up period is ranged from 6 to 42 months with one case (3%) of systemic metastasis. Conclusion: Inferior pedicle therapeutic reduction mammoplasty for upper quadrants early breast cancer in large breasted women is a surgically and oncologically safe procedure, and it carries a satisfactory aesthetic outcome.

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Denewer, A. , Elnahas, W. , Hussein, O. , Khater, A. , El-sadda, W. and Abouelkher, K. (2013) Evaluation of Inferior Pedicle Therapeutic Mammoplasty as a Primary Procedure for Upper Quadrants Early Breast Cancer. Advances in Breast Cancer Research, 2, 86-90. doi: 10.4236/abcr.2013.23015.

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