Article Abstract

Oncoplastic central quadrantectomies

Authors: Vittorio Pasta, Valerio D’Orazi, Raffaele Merola, Federico Frusone, Maria Ida Amabile, Alessandro De Luca, Rosanna Buè, Marco Monti


Tumors localized in the central quadrant (centrally located breast tumors) have always represented a challenge for the surgeon because of the critical aesthetical matters related to the nipple-areola complex (NAC). Many years of experience with breast cancer patients treated by using various oncoplastic techniques, has allowed us to develop the modified hemibatwing for the treatment of central breast tumors, where the NAC is involved. Modified hemibatwing—along with the removal of the NAC—is a useful oncoplastic technique and it represents an ideal option for the treatment of central tumors because it assures oncological safety, a reduced surgical timetable and greater aesthetical results.