European Journal of Plastic Surgery

, Volume 42, Issue 5, pp 517–522 | Cite as

Squamous cell carcinoma following multiple revision breast surgeries with massive chest wall reconstruction via flow-through double ALT free flaps

  • Pedram GoelEmail author
  • Daniel J. Gould
  • Anthony W. Kim
  • Julie E. Lang
  • Ketan M. Patel
  • Joseph N. Carey
Case Report


Implant-associated breast cancer is a well-described pathologic process that occurs in patients with breast implants. Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), the most prominent malignancy associated with breast implants, has been extensively described, while literature regarding non-ALCL implant-associated cancers is limited. Here, we present a rare case of a 55-year-old female with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the breast and chest following multiple breast revision surgeries who underwent tumor resection with a unique soft tissue reconstruction utilizing two anterolateral thigh (ALT) flaps in a flow-through manner.


Squamous cell carcinoma Chest Reconstruction Anterolateral thigh Free flap 


Compliance with ethical standards


There were no sources of funding for this study.

Patient consent

Patients provided written consent for the use of their images.

Conflict of interest

Pedram Goel, Dan Gould, Anthony Kim, Julie Lang, Ketan Patel, and Joseph Carey declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical approval

Formal ethics committee approval is not required for this type of study.

Informed consent

Informed consent is not applicable as no identifying photographs or information have been included.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Keck School of MedicineUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Keck School of MedicineUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.Division of Thoracic Surgery, Keck School of MedicineUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  4. 4.Department of Surgery, Keck School of MedicineUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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