A case of breast reconstruction surgery using flap of latissimus dorsi after neoadjuvant chemotherapy

Yasuhiro Kurumiya, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Takashi Shiroko, Eiji Sakamoto, Shunichiro Komatsu, Shinji Norimizu, Tomotake Tabata, Seiji Natsume, Taro Aoba, Tomonori Tsuchiya, Naoki Matsumoto, Nobuaki Hoshino, Keisuke Yoshino, Masataka Okuno, Wataru Hidaka, Tadahiro Kamiya

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)461-465
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Cancer and Chemotherapy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 03-2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


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