J Korean Soc Plast Reconstr Surg.  2008 Sep;35(5):539-544.

Treatments of Phyllodes Tumor in Breast and Immediate Breast Reconstruction

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Yongdong Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. rohts@yuhs.ac
  • 2Department of Surgery, Yongdong Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 3Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Institute for Human Tissue Restoration, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE: There have been limited reports on breast reconstruction after excision of phyllodes tumor. This paper reports four patients who had immediate reconstruction of the breast following excision of phyllodes tumor.
METHODS
We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 14 patients from March 2000 to March 2008. Clinical data were analyzed including age, presenting symptoms and signs, type of surgery and metastasis.
RESULTS
The mean age was 38.6 years. The mean follow-up period was 40.6 months. Reconstruction was performed with latissimus dorsi musculocutaneous flap in 3 patients and transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous flap in 1 patient. Other cases were covered with skin graft or primary repair. 2 local recurrent cases were noted.
CONCLUSION
The breast affected by phyllodes tumor must undergo complete excision. Followed by mastectomy, immediate reconstruction of breast improved cosmetic results, and allowed a wider surgical excision margin of tumor.

Keyword

Phyllodes tumor; Breast reconstruction; Mastectomy

MeSH Terms

Breast
Cosmetics
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Mammaplasty
Mastectomy
Medical Records
Phyllodes Tumor
Rectus Abdominis
Retrospective Studies
Skin
Transplants
Cosmetics
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