Therapeutic Mammoplasty and Dermal Flap: A Novel Hybrid Approach for Chest Wall Reconstruction.

Khalil, Haitham H and Kalkat, Maninder (2020) Therapeutic Mammoplasty and Dermal Flap: A Novel Hybrid Approach for Chest Wall Reconstruction. Plastic and reconstructive surgery. Global open, 8 (3). e2593. ISSN 2169-7574.

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Breast reduction techniques in management of breast cancer have been described since 1980 mainly to resect a large tumor in large breasts. Driven by the demand for more aesthetically acceptable results without compromising oncological safety, these oncoplastic approaches have become more popular. In addition, the utilization of redundant lower pole dermal flap has been a widely practiced tool in the armamentarium of implant-based breast reconstruction in patients with large ptotic breasts. The authors advocate a novel hybrid technique utilizing both therapeutic mammoplasty and lower breast pole dermal flap to provide coverage for anterior chest wall defect posttumor resection in patients with large or ptotic breasts.


A retrospective review was conducted on patients who underwent chest wall resection and reconstruction using therapeutic mammoplasty and dermal flap to provide soft tissue coverage in the period between 2012 and 2018. Patient's demographics, clinicopathological, radiological, operative details, postoperative morbidity, and follow-up data were recorded.


Nine patients with chondrosarcoma (7/9) and giant cell tumor (2/9) were managed with a mean age 44.1 years (range 28-73). Complete oncological resection was achieved in all patients followed by rigid/nonrigid skeletal reconstructions. All procedures were completed successfully with no nipple areolar complex (NAC) necrosis or prosthesis failure experienced during the follow-up period (range 12-72 months). Excellent functional and aesthetic outcomes were reported in all patients.


The authors' results demonstrate that this technique could be safely planned for soft tissue coverage postchest wall resection with superior aesthetic and durable outcomes.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WO Surgery
WP Gynaecology. Women’s health
Divisions: Planned IP Care > Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Planned IP Care > Thoracic Surgery
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Depositing User: Mrs Yolande Brookes
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2020 13:22
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2020 13:22

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