Direct-To-Implant and 2-Stage Breast Reconstruction After Nipple Sparing Mastectomy: Results of a Retrospective Comparison
Breast reconstruction after nipple sparing mastectomy (NSM) plays, nowadays, a fundamental role in breast cancer management. There is no consensus on the best implant-based reconstruction technique, considering 2 stages (expander-prosthesis) or direct-to-implant (DTI). A retrospective review of consecutive adult female patients who underwent NSM with breast reconstruction over a 3-year period (January 2013 to December 2015) was performed. Patients were divided into 2 groups according to the type of reconstruction: expander/prosthesis (group A) and DTI (group B). Anamnestic data were collected. Number and type of procedures, complications and esthetic satisfaction were registered and compared. Fifty-six patients were included in group A (34.6%) and 106 in group B (65.4%). Complications associated with the 2 types of breast reconstruction were not different (P = 0.2). Patients in group A received a higher number of total surgical procedures (considering revisions, lipostructures and contralateral symmetrizations) than those in group B (2.5 ± 0.69 and 1.88 ± 1.02, P = 0.0001). Satisfaction with breast reconstruction resulted higher in group A (7.5 ± 2.6 and 6 ± 1.9, P = 0.0004). At the multivariate analysis, chemotherapy and radiotherapy were not correlated with complications, regardless of the group (odds ratio, 0.91 and 2.74, respectively). Radiotherapy and chemotherapy did not even influence the esthetic result, regardless of the group (P = 0.816 a...
CONCLUSION: Our study provides novel insight into clinicopathological characteristics and treatment status among patients with IBC in China, and might provide a direction and basis for further studies. TRIAL REGISTRATION: chictr.org.cn, No. ChiCTR1900027179; http://www.chictr.org.cn/showprojen.aspx?proj=45030. PMID: 32925286 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusion: We conclude that routine compatibility test is not justified for all patients undergoing breast surgery. A more targeted approach is needed to reduce blood demand and associated cost to patient and blood transfusion services.
To the Editor The main claim of the authors of the secondary analysis of the BrighTNess randomized clinical trial is that “patients with stages II to III TNBC who are not eligible for breast-conserving therapy (BCT) at presentation have an approximately 50% likelihood of converting to BCT eligible with neoadjuvant systemic therapy (NST).” This resulted in an overall increase in BCT eligibility of 7% (from 76.5% to 83.5%). However, the actual BCT rate after NST in 599 patients with pre- NST and post-NST evaluations for BCT eligibility was 57%, which is about 20% less than initially planned, and in agreement with...
Conclusions: The present study adds to the data already present in literature, demonstrating that the nipple-sparing mastectomy is a safe procedure, providing good oncological and aesthetic results in patients carefully selected. PMID: 32276470 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionsBreast conservation may be considered a safe alternative in the surgical treatment of MBC. Future research should focus on better standardization of local therapy for MBC and improved reporting of outcomes.
Conclusion: Breast cancer patients experience sleep disturbance, anxiety, depression, and loss of QoL. During the period of treatment, these do not change significantly, but these symptoms are often overlooked. Providing sufficient explanations about the treatment and prognosis of breast cancer and mental support for breast cancer patients prior to treatment will help to improve patients ’ QoS, anxiety, depression, and QoL.Oncology
CONCLUSION: Breast cancer patients experience sleep disturbance, anxiety, depression, and loss of QoL. During the period of treatment, these do not change significantly, but these symptoms are often overlooked. Providing sufficient explanations about the treatment and prognosis of breast cancer and mental support for breast cancer patients prior to treatment will help to improve patients' QoS, anxiety, depression, and QoL. PMID: 31163421 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionThe most important factors for seroma production are extent and duration of breast surgery.
AbstractOncoplastic surgery (OPS) has emerged as a new approach for extending breast conserving surgery (BCS) possibilities, reducing both mastectomy and re-excision rates, while avoiding breast deformities. OPS is based upon the integration of plastic surgery techniques for immediate reshaping after wide excision for breast cancer. This is a prospective feasibility cohort study of oncoplastic breast surgery after neoadjuvant chemotherapy that was carried at the National Cancer Institute, Cairo University and included 70 patients. The primary outcome was the local recurrence rate. Secondary outcomes included survival and m...
Conclusions: Even in an insured cohort, a substantial proportion of breast cancer survivors do not undergo annual surveillance breast imaging, particularly as time passes. Understanding factors associated with imaging in cancer survivors may help improve adherence to survivorship care guidelines. PMID: 29752327 [PubMed - in process]