[The place of skin-sparing mastectomy in oncoplastic breast surgery]

Magy Onkol. 2011 Nov;55(4):252-67. Epub 2011 Aug 3.
[Article in Hungarian]


Despite its ever increasing popularity, there is no evidence-based confirmation so far on the results of skin-sparing mastectomy, introduced 20 years ago. However, the results of countless published retrospective, long-term trials seem to underpin the ability of the precisely implemeted procedure in early stage invasive and in situ breast cancers to yield the oncological results of modified radical mastectomy. As a result of the procedure involving special surgical techniques, the skin not affected by cancer can be preserved, which facilitates immediate reconstruction and improves cosmetic outcome. The effect of postmastectomy radiotherapy on the reconstruction needs to be considered at the time of the multidisciplinary design of the surgical procedure. The authors give a detailed description of the surgical techniques, and provide a wide review of the literature, for the first time in Hungarian language.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Breast Neoplasms / pathology
  • Breast Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Carcinoma, Ductal, Breast / surgery
  • Carcinoma, Intraductal, Noninfiltrating / surgery
  • Dermatologic Surgical Procedures*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mammaplasty*
  • Mastectomy / adverse effects
  • Mastectomy / methods*
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / diagnosis
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / prevention & control
  • Radiotherapy, Adjuvant
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Surgical Flaps
  • Treatment Outcome