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Immediate Partial Breast Reconstruction with Endoscopic Latissimus Dorsi Muscle Flap Harvest

 Chae Eun Yang  ;  Tai Suk Roh  ;  In Sik Yun  ;  Young Seok Kim  ;  Dae Hyun Lew 
 Archives of Plastic Surgery, Vol.41(5) : 513-519, 2014 
Journal Title
 Archives of Plastic Surgery 
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Endoscopes ; Mammaplasty ; Surgical flaps
BACKGROUND: Currently, breast conservation therapy is commonly performed for the treatment of early breast cancer. Depending on the volume excised, patients may require volume replacement, even in cases of partial mastectomy. The use of the latissimus dorsi muscle is the standard method, but this procedure leaves an unfavorable scar on the donor site. We used an endoscope for latissimus dorsi harvesting to minimize the incision, thus reducing postoperative scars. METHODS: Ten patients who underwent partial mastectomy and immediate partial breast reconstruction with endoscopic latissimus dorsi muscle flap harvest were reviewed retrospectively. The total operation time, hospital stay, and complications were reviewed. Postoperative scarring, overall shape of the reconstructed breast, and donor site deformity were assessed using a 10-point scale. RESULTS: In the mean follow-up of 11 weeks, no tumor recurrence was reported. The mean operation time was 294.5 (±38.2) minutes. The postoperative hospital stay was 11.4 days. Donor site seroma was reported in four cases and managed by office aspiration and compressive dressing. Postoperative scarring, donor site deformity, and the overall shape of the neobreast were acceptable, scoring above 7. CONCLUSIONS: Replacement of 20% to 40% of breast volume in the upper and the lower outer quadrants with a latissimus dorsi muscle flap by using endoscopic harvesting is a good alternative reconstruction technique after partial mastectomy. Short incision benefits from a very acceptable postoperative scar, less pain, and early upper extremity movement.
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Kim, Young Seok(김영석) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0981-2107
Roh, Tai Suk(노태석) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8681-159X
Yang, Chae Eun(양채은) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8128-791X
Lew, Dae Hyun(유대현)
Yun, In Sik(윤인식) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1103-7047
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