Surgical resection with pedicled rotation flap for post-mastectomy locoregional breast cancer recurrence

Yoshiaki Shinden, Ayako Nagata, Yuki Nomoto, Hazuki Saho, Akihiro Nakajo, Koji Minami, Tetsuhiro Owaki, Takao Ohtsuka, Yuko Kijima

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Abstract

Background/Aim: Locoregional recurrence (LRR) of breast cancer is reported to occur at a rate of 5%-15%. Wide excision of LRR is the recommended treatment, which can increase the probability of subsequent local control. Herein, we describe a surgical technique wherein a pedicled skin and subcutaneous flap close the skin defect after resection of a breast cancer LRR without use of a skin graft. Patients and Methods: We reviewed four patients who underwent surgical resection using a pedicled rotation flap for chest wall recurrence after mastectomy. Results: The surgical margin was set 2 cm apart from the tumor margin. After resection of tumor from the chest wall, we formed an adjacent pedicled flap and rotated the flap to the skin defect. There were no post-operative complications, including wound necrosis. Conclusion: Surgical resection with a pedicled rotation flap for post-mastectomy breast cancer LRR is a highly feasible way to achieve complete resection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5739-5742
Number of pages4
JournalAnticancer research
Volume40
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10-2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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