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J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2008 Oct;61(10):e9-11. Epub 2007 Nov 26.

Giant phyllodes tumour of the breast.

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  • 1Centre hospitalier de Luxembourg, 25 rue N.E. BarblĂ©, 1210, Luxembourg. walravens_ch@yahoo.fr


Phyllodes tumours are fibroepithelial lesions and count for 0.4% of breast tumours. Telling the difference between phyllodes tumours and fibroadenomas is sometimes difficult but of importance because wide resection is the mainstay of treatment for phyllodes tumours. We present a female patient, 55 years old with a giant phyllodes tumour (38 x 31 x 23 cm) of the breast. The breast reconstruction was done using a pedicled transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (TRAM) flap.

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