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J Surg Oncol. 2014 Apr;109(5):431-3. doi: 10.1002/jso.23505. Epub 2013 Nov 20.

Recurrent breast cancer in the subpectoral space after implant reconstruction.

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  • 1Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, New York.


Breast reconstruction after mastectomy is most commonly performed with a prosthetic implant placed beneath the pectoralis major. Recurrence may rarely be identified in the subpectoral space where the implant was placed. We report a case of recurrent breast cancer after implant-based reconstruction with isolated subpectoral recurrence discovered 5 years later during secondary revision of her reconstructed breast.

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breast; cancer; implant; reconstruction; recurrence; subpectoral

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