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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cancer Research