Immediate microsurgical breast reconstruction in pregnant breast cancer patients

Immediate microsurgical breast reconstruction in pregnant breast cancer patients Pregnancy-associated breast cancer (PABC) is defined as breast cancer occurring anytime during gestation, lactation or within 1 year after delivery. Breast reconstruction is considered an essential component in managing breast cancer patients, and immediate reconstruction provides superior esthetic outcome and better patient satisfaction. There are no sufficient reports on the feasibility of immediate breast reconstruction in patients during the course of gestation and no studies have been published using microsurgery breast reconstruction in PABC. We report three cases of immediate microsurgery breast reconstruction in pregnant cancer patient. We consider two distinct subsets in breast reconstruction in PABC: “pregnancy” and “after delivery.” Pregnant breast cancer patients can be considered for immediate microsurgical breast reconstruction with optimal treatment through multidisciplinary management. Level of Evidence: Level V, therapeutic study http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

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Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
Copyright © 2015 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-015-1102-5
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Abstract

Pregnancy-associated breast cancer (PABC) is defined as breast cancer occurring anytime during gestation, lactation or within 1 year after delivery. Breast reconstruction is considered an essential component in managing breast cancer patients, and immediate reconstruction provides superior esthetic outcome and better patient satisfaction. There are no sufficient reports on the feasibility of immediate breast reconstruction in patients during the course of gestation and no studies have been published using microsurgery breast reconstruction in PABC. We report three cases of immediate microsurgery breast reconstruction in pregnant cancer patient. We consider two distinct subsets in breast reconstruction in PABC: “pregnancy” and “after delivery.” Pregnant breast cancer patients can be considered for immediate microsurgical breast reconstruction with optimal treatment through multidisciplinary management. Level of Evidence: Level V, therapeutic study

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Oct 1, 2015

References

  • Update on breast reconstruction techniques and indications
    Petit, JY; Rietjens, M; Lohsiriwat, V; Rey, P; Garusi, C; Lorenzi, F
  • Surgery in pregnancy
    Evans, SR; Sarani, B; Bhanot, P; Feldman, E

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