Long-term results of breast conservation and immediate volume replacement with myocutaneous latissimus dorsi flap

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Background: Published long-term outcomes of oncoplastic breast-conserving surgery are scarce and, specifically, aesthetic outcomes assessed with an objective method have not previously been published.Methods: A cohort of 41 patients treated with a quadrantectomny and immediate reconstruction using a myocutaneous latissimus dorsi flap were analyzed and their aesthetic outcomes were evaluated objectively by BCCT.core software.Results: At the end of a 58-month follow-up from the date of initial diagnosis, one patient (2.4%) developed an ipsilateral recurrence, six patients developed distant metastases and three patients died (7.3%) without ipsilateral recurrence, one of them presenting hepatic metastases at the time of the initial diagnosis. We were able to evaluate aesthetic results in 23 patients, 3 assessed as excellent, 12 good and 8 fair.Conclusion: This oncoplastic volume replacement technique obtained a good local control and satisfactory and stable aesthetic results which have maintained unchanged after a long period of time. © 2011 Hernanz et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

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Hernanz, F., Sánchez, S., Cerdeira, M. P., & Figuero, C. R. (2011). Long-term results of breast conservation and immediate volume replacement with myocutaneous latissimus dorsi flap. World Journal of Surgical Oncology, 9. https://doi.org/10.1186/1477-7819-9-159

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