Oncoplastic reduction using the vertical scar superior-medial pedicle pattern technique for immediate partial breast reconstruction

Yoav Barnea*, Amir Inbal, Daphna Barsuk, Tehila Menes, Arik Zaretski, David Leshem, Jerry Weiss, Schlomo Schneebaum, Eyal Gur

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E134-E140
JournalCanadian Journal of Surgery
Volume57
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2014

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