Skin-Sparing Mastectomy and Immediate Implant-Based Reconstruction Using a Dermoglandular Flap


The 71-year-old woman was diagnosed with a multifocal lobular cancer in the upper outer quadrant of the right breast (estrogen and progesterone positive, intermediate grade, Her-2-neu negative, Ki-67: 30 %). The axillary lymph nodes were clinically and radiologically negative. The patient had a history of open breast biopsy in the upper outer quadrant of the right breast for benign microcalcifications 17 years ago. The breast was large and ptotic (Fig. 50.1a–c). A mastectomy with immediate implant-based reconstruction was planned together with a reduction mammoplasty of the left breast for symmetrization.


Sentinel Lymph Node Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Breast Reconstruction Left Breast Pectoralis Major Muscle 

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© Springer-Verlag Vienna 2015

Authors and Affiliations

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

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