Oncological Outcomes with Vertical Scar Therapeutic Mammoplasty
September 30th, 2013
Oncological outcomes with Vertical Scar Therapeutic Mammoplasty
Presented at Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland May 2013
Published in European Journal of Surgical Oncology (Hawkins, S., Walker, R., King, P., & Ahmad, S. 2013, “Vertical scar therapeutic mammaplasty – a future direction for oncoplastic breast conservation”, European Journal of Surgical Oncology, vol. 39, no. 5, p. 479.)
Therapeutic mammoplasty is being widely adopted by all major institutions in this country as we are realising the benefits of this advanced technique of performing breast conservation surgery. It not only minimises the possibility of post-operative defects in the breast after standard wide local excision, it also reduces the rate of re-operations. I also firmly believe that it reduces the number of mastectomies as well.
This technique, however is not essential for all breast cancer patients undergoing breast conservation. In my next blog I will go through some of the indications for this procedure.[slideonline id=4443]