Delayed Reconstruction After Breast-Conserving Surgery

  • Eduardo G. González


Oncoplastic surgery was incorporated into the primary treatment of breast cancer to prevent the damaging consequences of this treatment and produce a significant benefit both aesthetically and psychologically without altering the oncological safety. In the conservative treatment, although there are many reconstructive techniques to prevent sequelae, for different reasons there are a number of patients with unsatisfactory results magnified by the effects of radiotherapy. Traditionally, aggressive techniques with high rates of complication (autologous tissue, prosthetic) and unstable results were used for the reconstruction of these defects; however, in recent years the introduction of lipotransference opened up a promising new stage, achieving results in many cases that are highly satisfactory, stable, and with lower morbidity.


Breast cancer Breast surgery Breast conservative treatment Oncoplastic techniques Breast cosmetic sequelae Radiotherapy Late sequelae Breast reconstruction Delayed breast reconstruction Latissimus dorsi flap Transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap Deep inferior epigastric perforator flap Local flaps Fat grafting Quality of life 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eduardo G. González
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  1. 1.Division Mastology DepartmentInstituto de Oncología “Angel H. Roffo”, Universidad de Buenos AiresCiudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires (CABA)Argentina

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