Superior-Based Pedicle Quadrantectomy and Defect Reconstruction with Inferior-Based Pedicle: Secondary Prophylactic Mastectomy and Implant Reconstruction


A 42-year-old woman was diagnosed with a 25 mm receptor-positive G3 carcinoma in the upper outer quadrant of the left breast. Due to tumor biology and the size of the tumor, the patient underwent neoadjuvant chemotherapy. She had a partial clinical remission with small scattered foci of malignant microcalcifications remaining within the original tumor bed. The breast was of medium size and ptotic (Fig. 26.1a–d).


Left Breast Prophylactic Mastectomy Prophylactic Bilateral Mastectomy Inferior Pedicle Reconstruction Failure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Second Department of SurgeryBreast Care Center, Akh – LFKK LinzLinzAustria

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