Breast cancer section analysis correlates with sentinel lymph node biopsies: Precision and topographic anatomy.
CONCLUSIONS: The correlation between the SLN topographic anatomical position and the pathology results, revealed that the majority of the SLN accumulates in the front axillary region. A larger patient population will statistically support this association. PMID: 30829609 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Laura B, Alice C, Silvia G, Cristiana B, Giuseppe DT, Antonio A, Giuseppina OM Abstract Mastectomy and breast prosthetic reconstruction is the most common surgical treatment for women diagnosed with breast cancer. In the last few years, breast prosthetic augmentation in acellular dermal matrix (ADM) has been introduced. The aim of this study is to present our single-center experience in evaluating the outcome of patients who underwent breast reconstruction in ADM, using ultrasound (US) examination. US follow-up allows evaluating both normal postoperative findings and changes and potential local complicatio...
The objective of this paper is to investigate the detectability of breast tumors having various histological types in excised breast tissues of total mastectomy. The tumor images measured by a portable impulse-radio-ultra-wideband (IR-UWB)-radar-based breast cancer detector are compared with both pathological images and images of dedicated breast positron emission tomography. It is found that the detector can detect invasive-ductal-carcinomas and extensive intraductal component in the dense breast. The density of the breast has a correlation to the effective permittivity derived from the reconstructed confocal images. The ...
We examined the influence of the patient's surgeon on patient preferences. RESULTS: Our retrospective analyses examined a study population that had similar risk profiles (age, family history of breast cancer, T category on tumor-node-metastasis staging system, tumor size, physical examination findings), surgeons consulting on similar patient types, and managed by surgeons with similar surgical performance patterns (case volumes, reexcision rates, number of reoperations, and ability to meet patient's expectations). Patients who preferred mastectomy were strongly influenced by tumor size (p
The objective of this study is to explore whether the utilization of PMBR varies by race, marital status, and geographical location of the patient.MethodsWomen ≥18 years old who underwent mastectomy for breast cancer diagnosed between 2000 and 2014 were eligible. Women with inflammatory BC, Stage IV BC diagnoses, and bilateral BC were excluded. Multivariable logistic regression, adjusting for patient and cancer characteristics, were used to assess the association between of race, marital status, and region on immediate PMBR utilization.Results321,206 women were included and 24% underwent immediate PMBR (
ConclusionWith the increasing number of elderly primigravida amongst the urban population, a clear understanding of PABC is becoming more important. A multidisciplinary team approach shall help the clinician not only in reducing the heavy burden of patient responsibility but more importantly, in guaranteeing better quality of treatment, avoiding unnecessary delays in providing interventions and providing adequate treatment.
ConclusionDespite the relative lack of evidence in this specific context, our review shows that breast cancer patients naturally value greater benefit and, in scenarios of advanced and metastatic disease, are willing to face risks of some side effects for gains in survival.
The objective of this study is to explore whether the utilization of PMBR varies by race, marital status, and geographical location of the patient.
In the Halstedian era (1920-1970s), women with breast cancer were treated with mastectomy and full axillary dissection, usually without radiotherapy or chemotherapy. Thus, the lymphedema of the arm that occurred during this period was primarily and appropriately blamed on the surgeon. In the current non-Halstedian era of multimodality therapy, lymphedema can be blamed on everyone.
Objective: To investigate the effects of different types of surgery on breast cancer prognosis in germline BRCA1/BRCA2 mutation carriers compared with noncarriers. Summary of Background Data: Although breast-conserving therapy (breast-conserving surgery followed by radiotherapy) has been associated with more local recurrences than mastectomy, no differences in overall survival have been found in randomized trials performed in the general breast cancer population. Whether breast-conservation can be safely offered to BRCA1/2 mutation carriers is debatable. Methods: The study comprised a cohort of women with invasive ...
Conclusions Decisions for altering the preliminary oncologic plan or choosing a specific alternative (eg, lumpectomy plus radiation vs mastectomy) resulted from patient education on (1) reconstructive options, (2) aesthetic pitfalls and results. and (3) their interfacing with the oncological outcomes. Ultimately, plastic surgeons influence the multispecialty breast cancer management and patient decision-making process. Therefore, oncological literacy for plastic surgeons is essential to provide state-of-the-art breast cancer care and avoidance of suboptimal patient decisions.