Long-term results of breast conservation and immediate volume replacement with myocutaneous latissimus dorsi flap
Bottom Line: At the end of a 58-month follow-up from the date of initial diagnosis, one patient (2.4%) developed an ipsilateral recurrence, six patients developed distant metastases and three patients died (7.3%) without ipsilateral recurrence, one of them presenting hepatic metastases at the time of the initial diagnosis.We were able to evaluate aesthetic results in 23 patients, 3 assessed as excellent, 12 good and 8 fair.This oncoplastic volume replacement technique obtained a good local control and satisfactory and stable aesthetic results which have maintained unchanged after a long period of time.View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed
Affiliation: Breast Unit, Hospital, University of Cantabria, Marqués de Valdecilla (Avda Valdecilla s/n), Santander, (39008), Cantabria, Spain. firstname.lastname@example.orgShow MeSH
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Mentions: Outcomes of OBS are scarce and much more if we are dealing with OVR. In 2007 and 2008 Asgeirsson KS and Rainsbury [17,18] published a review of seven series with a total of 189 patients with a follow-up of 24 to 53 months showing a low local recurrence rate (0 to 5%) and cosmetic failure rate (0 to 18%); our work obtained similar rates which fall into the range of this series but adds some more information about one OVR, the partial mastectomy with immediate LDF reconstruction, the usefulness in all quadrants of the breast achieving acceptable and stable aesthetic outcomes over a long period of time (Figure 2).