Inventi Impact: Cosmetic Surgery
IMMEDIATE BREAST RECONSTRUCTION WITH A SALINE IMPLANT AND ALLODERM, FOLLOWING REMOVAL OF A PHYLLODES TUMOR
Shirley A Crenshaw*, Michael D Roller and Jeffery K Chapman
Background Phyllodes tumors are uncommon tumors of the breast that exhibit aggressive growth. While surgical management of the tumor has been reported, a single surgical approach with immediate breast reconstruction using AlloDerm has not been reported. Case presentation A 22-year-old woman presented with a 4 cm mass in the left breast upon initial examination. Although the initial needle biopsy report indicated a fibroadenoma, the final pathologic report revealed a 6.5 cm × 6.4 cm × 6.4 cm benign phyllodes tumor ex vivo. Treatment was a simple nipple-sparing mastectomy coupled with immediate breast reconstruction. After the mastectomy, a subpectoral pocket was created for a saline implant and AlloDerm was stitched to the pectoralis and serratus muscle in the lower-pole of the breast. Conclusions Saline implant with AlloDerm can be used for immediate breast reconstruction post-mastectomy for treatment of a phyllodes tumor.
CC Compliant Citation: Crenshaw et al.: Immediate breast reconstruction with a saline implant and AlloDerm, following removal of a Phyllodes tumor. World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2011 9:34.
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