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J Cancer Res Ther. 2019 Jul-Sep;15(5):1173-1176. doi: 10.4103/jcrt.JCRT_818_17.

Adding bit of esthetics with science modification of batwing mastopexy for breast conservation in a young patient with giant fibroadenoma breast.

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Department of Surgical Oncology, St. John's Medical College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.


A 19-year-old girl presented with a lump in her right breast and with a history of surgery for the similar complaint 3 years back. Ultrasound was suggestive of benign solitary lesion of size 16 cm × 10 cm. Core biopsy was suggestive of phyllodes tumor, and the histopathology report of previous surgery was also suggestive of phyllodes tumor. Wide excision of the tumor and reconstruction was done with batwing mastopexy and with a slight modification of the described technique so that to avoid contralateral reduction mammoplasty in a young unmarried girl. Postoperative histopathology was suggestive of fibroadenoma measuring 15 cm × 8 cm with all margins free of tumor, and it is probably one of the biggest fibroadenomas reported so far. On follow-up, no significant disparity noted between the appearances of both breasts.


Batwing mastopexy; breast conservation surgery; giant fibroadenoma

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