An important aim of breast surgery is to perform a conservative treatment in which both oncological and cosmetic purposes are fulfilled. This is achieved for the T1 tumors of the upper quadrants by means of the elliptical radial quadrantectomy. In the central or inferior quadrants the cosmetic results performing the same technique are poor. We have recently published a new technique called Centroinferior Hemimastectomy for the treatment of T1 breast cancer with which both the aims are respected. We report the data obtained from thirty-three consecutive Centroinferior Hemimastectomies performed from January 1989 until June 1993. The tumors were removed as described and for those centrally located also the nipple areola complex was removed. The reconstruction was carried out by immediate reimplantation of the nipple (10 cases) or later by tattooing (16 cases). For the tumors located in the inferior quadrants, the nipple-areola complex was made to emerge through the circular skin incision and sutured separately (7 cases). The oncological follow-up (range 3-42 months, mean 16 months) did not show local or systemic relapses. The cosmetic evaluation of the patients was subjectively and objectively very good. Thus the technique can be considered a research progress offering a better quality and quantity of life.
|Translated title of the contribution||Proposal of a surgical technique to avoid deformities after conservative treatment of T1 tumors of centroinferior quadrants of the breast|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 1993|
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