We performed breast reconstruction surgery with mastectomy after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) for a patient with NAC indication desiring breast conservation. The case was a 34-year-old single woman. In March, 2007, she was aware of a lump in her left breast and visited our hospital. The diagnosis was solid-tubular carcinoma 3 cm in diameter from close examination. We performed preoperative chemotherapy with EC (epirubicin 90 mg/m2, cyclophosphamide 600 mg/m2) × 4, followed by 3w-paclitaxel 175 mg/m2 × 4, and then performed mastectomy with axillary dissection and breast reconstruction surgery using the flap of latissimus dorsi at the same time. Pathologically, pCR was provided. We thought that there are many advantages to both treatment of breast cancer and the cosmetic characteristics. The patient was very satisfied. But further cumulative examinations are awaited because there is not much evidence at present.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Cancer and Chemotherapy|
|Publication status||Published - 03-2009|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cancer Research