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J Korean Surg Soc. 2011 Dec;81(Suppl 1):S6-S11. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.4174/jkss.2011.81.Suppl1.S6
Ayvaz M , Yilgor C , Mermerkaya MU , Konan A , Sonmez E , Acaroglu RE .
Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Hacettepe University, School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey. mayvaz@hacettepe.edu.tr
Department of General Surgery, Hacettepe University, School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hacettepe University, School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.
Abstract

Although the majority of forequarter amputations are performed for high-grade bone and soft tissue sarcomas or extensive osteomyelitis of the upper extremity, this radical operation may also be indicated for the curative treatment of recurrent breast cancer and for the palliation of locally advanced breast cancer. We report a male patient with metastatic breast adenocarcinoma who underwent simultaneous mastectomy and forequarter amputation for the management of both his primary and metastatic disease.

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