PLACE DES REDUCTIONS ET PEXIES MAMMAIRES IMMEDIATES DANS LE TRAITEMENT CONSERVATEUR DES CANCERS DU SEIN

Translated title of the contribution: Place of immediate reduction mammaplasties and mammaplexies in the conservative treatment of breast cancer

A. Laxenaire, L. Barreau-Pouhaer, R. Arriagada, J. Y. Petit

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Abstract

For some years, breast cancer surgery has become increasingly conservative, in order to preserve the aesthetic aspect of the treated breast and global harmony of the bosom. Unfortunately, conservative treatment is followed by 20% to 30% of unsatisfactory cosmetic results. Some studies have defined the various factors associated with an increased failure rate in terms of cosmetic results. These are related to the surgical technique, patient characteristics, or tumor specificities. In these cases with a poor aesthetic prognosis, the authors propose, following the initial tumorectomy, esther breast reduction or mammaexy, in order to reshape the volume of the breast as symmetrically as possible. In a series of 21 female patients operated at the Institut Gustave-Roussy between 1988 and 1991, the authors describe the aesthetic and carcinologic advantages of this method, and define its main indications. Although the aesthetic aspect of the operated breast was considered tube excellent in 33% of cases and good in 67% of cases, the global harmony of the breasts was excellent or good in 76% of cases. The 24 moderate or poor results were due to assymetry of shape or volume, which is easy to improve by a secondary contralateral breast reduction.

Translated title of the contributionPlace of immediate reduction mammaplasties and mammaplexies in the conservative treatment of breast cancer
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)83-89
Number of pages7
JournalAnnales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthetique
Volume40
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1995

Keywords

  • breast cancer
  • conservative treatment
  • cosmetic results
  • mammoplasties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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