Breast cancer local recurrence after mastectomy and TRAM Flap reconstruction: Incidence and treatment options Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Mammaplasty
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local
  • Surgical Flaps

abstract

  • Long-term follow-up demonstrated a local recurrence rate after TRAM flap breast reconstruction similar to that reported in the literature. Local recurrence was effectively managed with surgical excision of the involved tissues, chemotherapy, and/or radiation therapy. Removal of the entire TRAM flap was only necessary in the setting of multifocal recurrence or involvement of the flap pedicle with disease. The risk of local recurrence was not increased following complete skin-sparing mastectomy.

publication date

  • April 15, 2006

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/01.prs.0000208116.86765.4a

PubMed ID

  • 16641702

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1381

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 117

number

  • 5