Senologic Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery

  • Stefano Bruschi
  • Paolo Bogetti
  • Riccardo Bussone
Part of the Updates in Surgery book series (UPDATESSURG)


A century of breast cancer surgery has seen the evolution of a number of techniques for the surgical treatment of breast carcinoma by surgery. New knowledge of the natural history of breast carcinoma, the introduction of adjuvant therapies and increasingly early diagnosis have naturally led to a change in surgical treatment. The principal stages along this pathway have basically been three. First, the entity of surgical demolition has been reduced as well as the morbidity associated with it. From Halsted’s radical mastectomy, through the variants proposed by Patey and Madden, we arrived at the removal of the glandular structure only, with dissection of axillary lymph nodes. Crile’s studies in the sixties demonstrated the systemic nature of the disease, disproving Halsted’s principle of en bloc removal of suspect tissue, and thus opening the door to conservative surgery [1].


Sentinel Lymph Node Breast Reconstruction Conservative Surgery Inframammary Fold Skin Spare Mastectomy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefano Bruschi
    • 1
  • Paolo Bogetti
    • 1
  • Riccardo Bussone
    • 2
  1. 1.Plastic Surgery UnitS. Giovanni Battista University HospitalTurinItaly
  2. 2.Breast surgery unitS. Giovanni Battista University HospitalTurinItaly

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