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Breast total male breast reconstruction with fat grafting.

Al-Kalla T, Komorowska-Timek E - Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open (2014)

Bottom Line: As with to female patients, mastectomy in men creates a substantial emotional burden.However, due to the unique anatomy of the male breast, standard reconstructive strategies using anatomic or prosthetic modalities are not entirely applicable.We describe a case of a 68-year-old male patient who underwent successful unilateral breast reconstruction solely with fat grafting technique.

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Affiliation: Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners, Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, Mich.; and Advanced Plastic Surgery, Grand Rapids, Mich.

ABSTRACT

Summary: Cancer of a male breast represents less than 1% of all breast cancer. As with to female patients, mastectomy in men creates a substantial emotional burden. Breast reconstruction may improve the patient's psychological well-being, compliance with adjuvant treatments, and overall outcome. However, due to the unique anatomy of the male breast, standard reconstructive strategies using anatomic or prosthetic modalities are not entirely applicable. We describe a case of a 68-year-old male patient who underwent successful unilateral breast reconstruction solely with fat grafting technique.

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The appearance of the patient’s chest 5 months after mastectomy and 70 ml of fat graft.
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Figure 2: The appearance of the patient’s chest 5 months after mastectomy and 70 ml of fat graft.

Mentions: Initially, 70 ml of fat graft from the abdomen was deposited in strands under the preserved fascia of the left pectoralis major muscle (Fig. 1). The fat graft was acquired and processed according to Coleman’s method including manual fat harvesting and centrifugation.6 The mastectomy wound was closed in standard fashion over a drain. After 5 months (Fig. 2), additional 141 ml of fat graft was injected into the tissues of the left chest wall defect. The last stage carried out after subsequent 5 months and consisted of liposuction of 70 ml of excessive tissues from the left breast and transfer of 20 ml of fat graft into a residual contour defect. During the last stage, nipple reconstruction using a modified skate flap and skin graft from the patient’s groin was performed.


Breast total male breast reconstruction with fat grafting.

Al-Kalla T, Komorowska-Timek E - Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open (2014)

The appearance of the patient’s chest 5 months after mastectomy and 70 ml of fat graft.
© Copyright Policy
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4255900&req=5

Figure 2: The appearance of the patient’s chest 5 months after mastectomy and 70 ml of fat graft.
Mentions: Initially, 70 ml of fat graft from the abdomen was deposited in strands under the preserved fascia of the left pectoralis major muscle (Fig. 1). The fat graft was acquired and processed according to Coleman’s method including manual fat harvesting and centrifugation.6 The mastectomy wound was closed in standard fashion over a drain. After 5 months (Fig. 2), additional 141 ml of fat graft was injected into the tissues of the left chest wall defect. The last stage carried out after subsequent 5 months and consisted of liposuction of 70 ml of excessive tissues from the left breast and transfer of 20 ml of fat graft into a residual contour defect. During the last stage, nipple reconstruction using a modified skate flap and skin graft from the patient’s groin was performed.

Bottom Line: As with to female patients, mastectomy in men creates a substantial emotional burden.However, due to the unique anatomy of the male breast, standard reconstructive strategies using anatomic or prosthetic modalities are not entirely applicable.We describe a case of a 68-year-old male patient who underwent successful unilateral breast reconstruction solely with fat grafting technique.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners, Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, Mich.; and Advanced Plastic Surgery, Grand Rapids, Mich.

ABSTRACT

Summary: Cancer of a male breast represents less than 1% of all breast cancer. As with to female patients, mastectomy in men creates a substantial emotional burden. Breast reconstruction may improve the patient's psychological well-being, compliance with adjuvant treatments, and overall outcome. However, due to the unique anatomy of the male breast, standard reconstructive strategies using anatomic or prosthetic modalities are not entirely applicable. We describe a case of a 68-year-old male patient who underwent successful unilateral breast reconstruction solely with fat grafting technique.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus