The value of latissimus dorsi flap with implant reconstruction for total mastectomy after conservative breast cancer surgery recurrence

Cristina Garusi, Visnu Lohsiriwat, Fabricio Brenelli, Viviana Enrica Galimberti, Francesca De Lorenzi, Mario Rietjens, Fabio Rossetto, Jean Yves Petit

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Abstract

Total mastectomy is usually indicated after breast conservative treatment cancer recurrence. Breast reconstruction in this group can be performed with many options. We did 63 latissimus dorsi flap with implants reconstructions between 2001-2007. All of them were performed in breast cancer recurrence cases after breast conservative treatment and preceded for total mastectomy. The patient age range from 31 to 71 years old (50.1 ± 7.3 years). The follow-up was 36.5 ± 14.9 months (22-141 months). Neither flap loss nor significant major donor-site complication was recorded. The capsular contraction Baker's grade III was observed in 2 cases (3.1%). The rest were grade I-II and there was no grade IV contracture. We purpose that LD flap with implant can be performed in irradiated breast with low capsular contracture rate. It is suitable in total mastectomy reconstruction after conservative breast cancer surgery recurrence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-144
Number of pages4
JournalBreast
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011

Keywords

  • Breast cancer
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Implant
  • Latissimus dorsi flap
  • Radiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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