Mammographic findings after reshaping with autoprosthesis in women undergoing contralateral breast reconstruction and mastectomy

Gianfranco Scaperrotta, Emanuela Capalbo, Claudio Ferranti, Giuseppe Falco, Maurizio B. Nava, Gianni Di Leo, Monica Marchesini, Laura Suman, Pietro Panizza

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Abstract

Aims and background: Breast reduction and mastopexy combined with inferior dermo-lipo-glandular flap (autoprosthesis) gives good breast shape, long-term projection, and upper pole fullness. We assess the impact on breast oncologic surveillance compared to other techniques. Methods: A total of 105 patients who underwent mastectomy and reconstruction were divided into 3 groups of 35 patients each: groups 1 and 2 include patients with contralateral breast symmetrization performed with and without autoprosthesis technique, respectively. Group 3 is a control group without contralateral breast reshaping. On mammography, edema, skin thickening, architectural distortion, and calcifications were recorded, as well as further diagnostic examinations, biopsies, and surgical treatments required. Results: Statistically significant differences (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-83
Number of pages7
JournalTumori
Volume102
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016

Keywords

  • Autoprosthesis
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Breast symmetrization
  • Mammographie findings
  • Mastectomy
  • Tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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