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Correction of Postquadrantectomy Deformity with a DIEP Flap

  • Rupert Koller
  • Christoph Grill

Abstract

A 63-year-old woman presented with a breast deformity 10 years after a right partial mastectomy and brachytherapy and 5 years after open biopsy in the right breast due to suspected recurrence, which had not been confirmed. According to Slavin’s classification (Slavin 2011), it was a type II deformity with a severe skin and parenchymal disturbance and some nipple-areolar distortion. There was a high asymmetry of the breasts with a 10 cm difference in the distance from the nipple-areolar complex (NAC) to the jugular groove (Fig. 62.1). Furthermore, the patient suffered from chronic pain in the right breast due to scar contracture. She was offered a reduction mammoplasty of the left breast which she denied, because she wanted to keep the size of the healthy breast.

Keywords

Free Flap Autologous Tissue Perforator Flap Reduction Mammoplasty Partial Mastectomy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive SurgeryBreast Health Center WilhelminenspitalViennaAustria

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