Objective: We describe a modification of the inferior pedicle reduction mammoplasty for oncoplastic reconstruction of a central tumor defect. Our technique involved a deepithelialized L-shaped medial inferior based flap with removal of lateral breast tissue after central lumpectomy with a contralateral Wise-pattern mastopexy with inferior pedicle for symmetry. This technique is ideal for patients with large, ptotic breasts that desire breast conservation with immediate reconstruction.
The procedure preserves the rest of the breast as well as sensation in the breast. Your doctor may also refer to it as a wide local excision, segmental resection, or partial mastectomy. Memorial Sloan Kettering breast cancer surgeons have been leaders in the development of national guidelines for the use of lumpectomy.
Breast-conserving surgery BCS is a good option for many women with early-stage cancers. The main advantage is that a woman keeps most of her breast. However, she will in most cases also need radiation therapy, given by a radiation oncologist a doctor who specializes in radiation.
Breast lump removal is surgery to remove a lump that may be breast cancer. Tissue around the lump is also removed. This surgery is called an excisional breast biopsy, or lumpectomy.
Breast lump removal is the surgical removal of a cancerous lump inside the breast. A biopsy can show a lump in the breast is cancerous. The goal of the procedure is to remove the lump and some healthy tissue around the tumor.
A lumpectomy involves removing the cancer and some of the healthy tissue that surrounds it. This illustration shows one possible incision that can be used for this procedure, though your surgeon will determine the approach that's best for your particular situation. Dissolvable stitches are placed under the skin so that they won't need to be removed later.
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Lumpectomy and partial mastectomy are breast-conserving operations in which the surgeon removes the tumor together with some normal breast tissue surrounding it. Breast-conserving procedures can often be done with local anesthesia and sedation or under general anesthesia being put to sleep on an outpatient basis. Lumpectomy followed by radiation therapy is often considered the standard therapy for women who meet these criteria. Large studies have shown similar survival rates for both breast conservation with radiation and removal of the whole breast, but a lumpectomy gives a better cosmetic result.
Find out about the possible complications after a wide local excision operation for breast cancer. A wide local excision is also sometimes called a lumpectomy. There is a risk of problems or complications after any operation.
If you're struggling to find what you need, call our Support line on 7 days a week, 8am-8pm. The surgery you have depends on the stage of the breast cancer and what you decide is right for you. Your surgeon usually tries to keep as much of the breast as possible breast-conserving surgery, or lumpectomyalthough you may need to have the whole breast removed mastectomy.