Present status of endoscopic mastectomy for breast cancer

Tetsuhiro Owaki, Yuko Kijima, Heiji Yoshinaka, Munetsugu Hirata, Hiroshi Okumura, Simiya Ishigami, Yasuhito Nerome, Toshiro Takezaki, Shoji Natsugoe

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Abstract

Endoscopy is now being used for breast cancer surgery. Though it is used for mastectomy, lymph node dissection, and breast reconstruction, its prime use is for mastectomy. Because an incision can be placed inconspicuously in the axillary site, a relatively large Abstract Endoscopy is now being used for breast cancer surgery. Though it is used for mastectomy, lymph node dissection, and breast reconstruction, its prime use is for mastectomy. Because an incision can be placed inconspicuously in the axillary site, a relatively large incision can be created. A retractor with an endoscope, CO2, and an abrasion device with the endoscope are used for operation space security. It is extremely rare that an endoscope is used for lymph node dissection. For breast reconstruction, it may be used for latissimus muscle flap making, but an endoscope is rarely used for other reconstructions. Endoscopic mastectomy is limited to certain institutions and practiced hands, and it has not been significantly developed in breast cancer surgery. On the other hand, endoscopic surgery may be used widely in breast reconstruction. With respect to the spread of robotic surgery, many factors remain uncertain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-29
Number of pages5
JournalWorld Journal of Clinical Oncology
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10-06-2015
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology

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