Immediate breast reconstruction with prostheses after conservative treatment plus intraoperative radiotherapy. Long term esthetic and oncological outcomes

Francesca De Lorenzi, Visnu Lohsiriwat, Benedetta Barbieri, Suanly Rodriguez Perez, Cristina Garusi, Jean Yves Petit, Viviana Galimberti, Mario Rietjens

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Abstract

Electron intraoperative radiotherapy (ELIOT) has been introduced for breast conservative treatment (BCT) with promising oncological outcome. Thus, immediate breast reconstruction with prosthesis after BCT became possible due to minimal radiation effect on local tissue from ELIOT. We reported oncological and esthetical results of 29 BCT patients who had immediate implant reconstruction plus 21 Gy-ELIOT as the sole radiation treatment. All patients had prosthesis in ipsilateral breast and had simultaneous contralateral augmentation for symmetrical procedure. The average age was 52.3 years. There were stage Ia thirteen cases, stage Ib seven cases, stage IIa six cases and stage IIIb one case and two cases of intraepithelial neoplasia. From 54.2 (36-88) months follow up, the capsular contracture grading in the reconstructed breast from ELIOT-side is comparable with non-irradiated contralateral side. There was one patient who developed local recurrence (LR) and later on dead with breast related event (LR = 0.76% per year). There was no primary ipsilateral carcinomas and distant metastasis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)374-379
Number of pages6
JournalBreast
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012

Keywords

  • Breast cancer
  • Breast conservative treatment
  • Cancer recurrence
  • Capsular contracture
  • Intraoperative radiotherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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