Article Abstract

An example of lumpectomy for lower inner quadrant breast cancer with 1st level oncoplastic reconstruction by glandular splitting

Authors: Pier Carlo Rassu, Alberto Serventi, Eliana Giaminardi, Maurizia Bocchio, Paolo Tava


Oncoplastic techniques extend the scope for breast conserving surgery by combining an extensive local excision with a simultaneous reconstruction of the defect to avoid local deformity. If less than 20% of the breast volume is excised a level I procedure is adequate and can be performed by breast surgeon without specific training in plastic surgery. For breast cancer is possible to fill the defect of the lower inner lumpectomy by splitting the upper inner quadrant. The Authors describe a novel technique in giant breast.