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Sternal Resection and Reconstruction for Recurrence of Breast Cancer


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Title: Sternal Resection and Reconstruction for Recurrence of Breast Cancer
Authors: Ayabe, Hiroyoshi / Hara, Shinsuke / Tsuji, Hiroshi / Tagawa, Yutaka / Kawahara, Katsunobu / Tomita, Masao
Issue Date: 11-Dec-1995
Citation: Acta medica Nagasakiensia. 1995, 40(1-4), p.26-29
Abstract: We report 4 cases of sternal resection and reconstruction for para-sternal recurrence after radical mastectomy for breast cancer. All 4 had partial sternotomy combined with rib resection. Double Marlex mesh and muscular or myocutaneous flap were employed to close the sternal defect. Postoperative complications occurred in 2 cases : respiratory failure and partial skin necrosis. All patients are alive 12, 59, 77 and 117 months after sternal resection. Surgical management for parasternal recurrence after radical mastectomy can provide long-term survival and improve the quality of life of patients, especially those with solitary recurrences.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/16038
ISSN: 00016055
Type: Departmental Bulletin Paper
Text Version: publisher
Appears in Collections:Volume 40, No. 1-4

Citable URI : http://hdl.handle.net/10069/16038

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