[Breast cancer surgery: use of mammaplasty. Results. Series of 298 cases]

Ann Chir Plast Esthet. 2008 Apr;53(2):124-34. doi: 10.1016/j.anplas.2007.05.012. Epub 2007 Oct 18.
[Article in French]


Breast cancer surgery has long consisted in the sole use of mastectomy. Then, it was proved that, in terms of global survival, conservative treatments associated with radiotherapies could give the same results. But breast deformations due to classic conservative treatments led some authors to use plastic surgery procedures: breast plastic surgery. Some breast plastic surgery procedures are well-known, others have been adapted to breast cancer treatment and more particularly in case of tumor of superior and internal quadrants. After the retrospective analysis of a series of 298 cases from the Institute Curie, the aim of this survey is to find whether there is a difference between: breast plastic surgery and usual treatments like mastectomy and classic conservative treatments. For most cases, the tumors were invasive ductal carcinoma and T2N0M0 carcinoma. This survey showed, among these cases, 94.56% of global survival, 86.81% of survival without metastasis and a five-year 93.47% without local recurrence, which is comparable to the results for mastectomies and classic conservative treatments. In selected cases, the use of mammaplasty could be interesting for breast cancer surgery treatment.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Breast Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mammaplasty / adverse effects
  • Mammaplasty / methods*
  • Middle Aged
  • Retrospective Studies