Oncoplastic reduction using the vertical scar superior-medial pedicle pattern technique for immediate partial breast reconstruction.
Can J Surg. 2014 Aug;57(4):E134-40
Authors: Barnea Y, Inbal A, Barsuk D, Menes T, Zaretski A, Leshem D, Weiss J, Schneebaum S, Gur E
BACKGROUND: Oncoplastic breast reduction in women with medium to large breasts has reportedly benefitted them both oncologically and cosmetically. We present our experience with an oncoplastic breast reduction technique using a vertical scar superior-medial pedicle pattern for immediate partial breast reconstruction.
METHODS: All patients with breast tumours who underwent vertical scar superior-medial pedicle reduction pattern oncoplastic surgery at our centre between September 2006 and June 2010 were retrospectively studied. Follow-up continued from 12 months to 6 years.
RESULTS: Twenty women (age 28-72 yr) were enrolled: 16 with invasive carcinoma and 4 with benign tumours. They all had tumour-free surgical margins, and no further oncological operations were required. The patients expressed a high degree of satisfaction from the surgical outcome in terms of improved quality of life and a good cosmetic result.
CONCLUSION: The vertical scar superior-medial pedicle reduction pattern is a versatile oncoplastic technique that allows breast tissue rearrangement for various tumour locations. It is oncologically beneficial and is associated with high patient satisfaction.
PMID: 25078939 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]