Breast Conservation Surgery Following Cosmetic Reduction Mammoplasty

  • Peter Schrenk


A 37-year-old patient was scheduled for bilateral reduction mammoplasty for body contouring following massive weight loss of 64 kg at the Department of Plastic Surgery. Routine mammogram 4 months prior to the operation was unsuspicious. Family history was negative. Inferior based pedicle reduction mammoplasty was performed with the lateral and medial pillars of the inferior pedicle being mobilized and transferred into the upper quadrants to provide tissue for more volume. The postoperative course was delayed with wound healing in the inframammary fold of the right breast. One month after surgery, the patient noticed a mass in the upper outer quadrant of the left breast which was assumed to be a postoperative hematoma or fatty tissue necrosis.


Sentinel Node Sentinel Node Biopsy Left Breast Breast Conservation Surgery Reduction Mammoplasty 
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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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