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DIEP flap reconstruction after palliative curettage mastectomy in locally advanced breast cancer

Arredondo J (1), Rodríguez-Spiteri N [SP], Torre W, Aubá C, Pedano N, Regueira FM.
(1) Departamento de Cirugía General, Clínica Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona

Magazine: Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra

Date: Apr 1, 2013

Thoracic Surgery Restorative and Plastic Surgery Mammary Pathology Area General and Digestive Surgery

Background

Curettage mastectomy is indicated as a palliative treatment in locally advanced breast cancer. We present our experience with the use of a DIEP flap reconstruction following extensive mastectomy.

Methods

We report the case of a patient with very advanced local breast cancer that was subsidiary to aggressive palliative surgery after chemotherapy.

Results

It was considered that the closure that could be performed with the latissimus dorsi muscle was unsuitable, therefore a DIEP flap was performed. The patient was discharged uneventfully.

Conclusion

The DIEP reconstruction offers great cutaneous extension. It can be a resource in highly selected cases of locally advanced breast cancer in which surgery becomes the main treatment.

CITATION  An Sist Sanit Navar. 2013 Jan-Apr;36(1):141-4.

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