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World J Surg Oncol. 2011 Mar 21;9:34. doi: 10.1186/1477-7819-9-34.

Immediate breast reconstruction with a saline implant and AlloDerm, following removal of a Phyllodes tumor.

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Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA. screnshs@rams.colostate.edu

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Phyllodes tumors are uncommon tumors of the breast that exhibit aggressive growth. While surgical management of the tumor has been reported, a single surgical approach with immediate breast reconstruction using AlloDerm has not been reported.

CASE PRESENTATION:

A 22-year-old woman presented with a 4 cm mass in the left breast upon initial examination. Although the initial needle biopsy report indicated a fibroadenoma, the final pathologic report revealed a 6.5 cm × 6.4 cm × 6.4 cm benign phyllodes tumor ex vivo. Treatment was a simple nipple-sparing mastectomy coupled with immediate breast reconstruction. After the mastectomy, a subpectoral pocket was created for a saline implant and AlloDerm was stitched to the pectoralis and serratus muscle in the lower-pole of the breast.

CONCLUSIONS:

Saline implant with AlloDerm can be used for immediate breast reconstruction post-mastectomy for treatment of a phyllodes tumor.

PMID:
21418652
PMCID:
PMC3070675
DOI:
10.1186/1477-7819-9-34
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