It is concluded that mean per operative and post operative blood loss using Harmonic Scalpel is significantly less than using Monopolar Electrocautry for dissection and hemostasis in Modified Radical Mastectomy
indicating a better surgical technique in terms of blood loss.
The 487 women surveyed were aged up to 99, and had undergone lumpectomy, mastectomy
, or both.
Our objective was then to review the outcomes and clinical utility of sentinel lymph node biopsy in prophylactic mastectomy
in a consecutive group of systematically evaluated high risk for occult carcinoma women.
Many studies comparing local and distant recurrence in patients undergoing SSM with those undergoing conventional mastectomy
have reported no significant differences, thus supporting the oncological safety of this approach (5,6).
Meanwhile, the mastectomy
rate dipped from 90.1 in 2009 to 83.2 in 2010 but varied less than 10% over the 2009-2014 time period, reaching 88.4 per 100,000 women in 2014.
Women suffering from breast cancer who have undergone a mastectomy
(breast and tumour removal) can opt for breast reconstructive surgery that can prevent any psychological damage to their self esteem, said a plastic and reconstructive surgeon.
Traumatic neuromas are a well established finding in patients status post amputation; however, traumatic neuromas in patients who have undergone mastectomy
is not widely reported.
is a surgical procedure to remove tissue in the hope of preventing or treating breast cancer.
She received neoadjuvant chemotherapy and biological therapy; then, she underwent modified radical mastectomy
followed by radiotherapy.
"Last week, with my husband by my side, and with the love and support of family and friends, I underwent a bilateral mastectomy
and reconstruction for breast cancer after a diagnosis of invasive lobular carcinoma," she wrote.
Bilateral prophylactic mastectomy
decreases the incidence of breast cancer by 90 percent or more in patients with BRCA mutation and is able to determine a variable gain in life expectancy compared to radiological surveillance; besides risk-reducing mastectomy
allows to contain the strong anxiety and the fear of getting sick that often compromise the quality of life of BRCA mutation carriers (1-3).
Gross evaluation of tissue for breast cancer remains a challenge especially in large mastectomy
Radiography may cause tissue damage and internal changes over the years, the effects of surgery are more immediate, but often lasting, while transient, reversible changes (such as loss of hair) may be due to systematic chemotherapy. More general changes, such as weight gain, may mediate in the reversibility and duration of the disease. Furthermore, physical appearance is one of the components of female sexuality, because having an acceptable body is associated with satisfactory sexual life, and this satisfaction increases the self-esteem of women. Diagnosis of the disease and treatments such as radical surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, breast reconstruction, and mastectomy
associated with breast reconstruction are related to the image of the female body.
Surgical options that include mastectomy
and reconstruction, present unique issues as the patient contemplates the advantage and disadvantage of each procedure.