Outcome of oncoplastic breast surgery in 90 prospective patients

Am J Surg. 2010 Aug;200(2):224-8. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2009.09.026. Epub 2010 Jun 22.


Background: Oncoplastic breast surgery refers to a wide range of techniques with a parallel goal of safely removing all malignant breast tissue while achieving the best possible esthetic outcome. We report the results of our oncoplastic breast operations from 2005 to 2007.

Methods: Ninety selected breast cancer patients were treated with a variety of oncoplastic operations. The patients were prospectively monitored. Radiotherapy and systemic adjuvant treatment were given according to national guidelines.

Results: Fifteen patients had an immediate surgical complication, of which 8 required a reoperation. Eleven patients had an inadequate surgical margin and required a completion mastectomy. During a median follow-up of 26 months no local or regional recurrences were noticed. Three patients developed distant metastases.

Conclusions: Oncoplastic breast surgery offers tools for breast conservation in patients otherwise destined for mastectomy or poor esthetic outcome. Despite the high proportion of patients in this series with large-volume ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) or extensive intraductal component, the use of oncoplastic techniques achieved negative margins with acceptable cosmetic results in the majority (84%) of patients.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Breast Neoplasms / pathology
  • Breast Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Carcinoma, Ductal, Breast / pathology
  • Carcinoma, Ductal, Breast / surgery*
  • Carcinoma, Intraductal, Noninfiltrating / pathology
  • Carcinoma, Intraductal, Noninfiltrating / surgery*
  • Carcinoma, Lobular / pathology
  • Carcinoma, Lobular / surgery*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mastectomy
  • Mastectomy, Segmental
  • Middle Aged
  • Reoperation
  • Treatment Outcome