Breast reconstruction after surgery for breast cancer Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Implants
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Mammaplasty
  • Surgical Flaps

abstract

  • A 45-year-old woman undergoes core needle biopsy of a breast mass 4 cm in diameter and fine-needle aspiration of a palpable axillary lymph node, the results of both of which are found to be consistent with invasive ductal carcinoma of the breast. After discussion with her surgical oncologist, the patient elects to undergo right breast mastectomy and an axillary lymph-node dissection, expressing her disinterest in breast-conserving therapy. She is referred to a plastic surgeon for consideration of postmastectomy breast reconstruction and is noted to have a B-cup breast with minimal ptosis and a flat abdomen. Copyright © 2008 Massachusetts Medical Society.

publication date

  • October 9, 2008

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1056/NEJMct0802899

PubMed ID

  • 18843123

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1590

end page

  • 601

volume

  • 359

number

  • 15