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Oncoplastic reduction using the vertical scar superior-medial pedicle pattern technique for immediate partial breast reconstruction Background: Oncoplastic breast reduction in women with medium to large breasts has reportedly benefitted them both oncologically and cosmetically. We present our experience with an oncoplastic breast reduction technique using a vertical scar superior-medial pedicle pattern for immediate partial breast reconstruction. Methods: All patients with breast tumours who underwent vertical scar superior-medial pedicle reduction pattern oncoplastic surgery at our centre between Septem-ber 2006 and June 2010 were retrospectively studied. Follow-up continued from 12 months to 6 years. Results: Twenty women (age 28–72 yr) were enrolled: 16 with invasive carcinoma and 4 with benign tumours. They all had tumour-free surgical margins, and no fur-ther oncological operations were required. The patients expressed a high degree of satisfaction from the surgical outcome in terms of improved quality of life and a good cosmetic result. Conclusion: The vertical scar superior-medial pedicle reduction pattern is a versatile oncoplastic technique that allows breast tissue rearrangement for various tumour locations. It is oncologically beneficial and is associated with high patient satisfaction. Contexte: Chez des femmes qui avaient une poitrine de moyenne à volumineuse, la réduction mammaire oncoplastique aurait exercé des bienfaits, tant au plan oncologique que cosmétique. Nous présentons notre expérience d’une technique de réduction mammaire oncoplastique à cicatrice verticale et pédicule supéromédian pour une reconstruction mammaire partielle immédiate. Méthodes: Tous les cas de tumeurs mammaires soumis à la réduction à cicatrice verticale et pédicule supéromédian en chirurgie oncoplastique dans notre centre entr

Year: 2016
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