Archive for the ‘Cancer’ Category

Although the incidence of breast cancer has stabilized in Canada within the past five years, there has been an associated 25% decrease in mortality, with five-year survival rates for patients living with breast cancer expected to be up to 80%. While the true incidence of breast hypertrophy is not known, one can surmise that a […]

Close and careful follow-up of these patients in the postoperative period is also suggested. Long-term monitoring of the asymmetry of the breasts is especially recommended because this may become evident once postoperative edema subsides. It is estimated that asymmetry is present in 35% of patients who have undergone lumpectomy and radiation, with only 14% of […]

The results of our study suggest that women with a history of breast cancer treated by lumpectomy and radiation experience a higher occurrence of postoperative complications in the treated breast. These complications include delayed wound healing, infection, partial nipple-areolar complex loss and abnormal scarring. These complications occurred in the lumpectomy and radiation-treated breasts, but not […]

The complications observed within the case breasts were delayed wound healing (22.2%) and infection (66.7%), with some patients experiencing a second infection (22.2%) (Table 4). One patient experienced areolar tissue loss; however, there was no reported nipple loss. Thirty-three per cent of the patients developed significant scarring within the radiated breast, such as persistent indentation […]

The weight of the tissue resected during the reduction mammo-plasty ranged from 100 g to 1750 g. The results revealed that the majority of patients (78%) had a benign scar site. However, two patients were found to have foci of ductal carcinoma in situ within the treated breast (3 mm and 4 mm) (Table 3). […]

RESULTS Fifty-eight patients were initially identified for potential inclusion in the present retrospective match case-control study. However, 48 patients were excluded on the basis of having undergone a balancing unilateral breast reduction or insertion of a prosthesis on the treated or opposite breast. Because one patient’s chart was incomplete, nine patients were included in the study […]

All patients had undergone axillary staging, predominantly axillary node dissection, with two patients undergoing sentinel lymph node biopsies. The reduction procedures were performed by two separate surgeons, and the majority of patients underwent a bilateral inferior pedicle reduction mammoplasty procedure. A superior pedicle reduction mammoplasty was performed on only one patient. All patients were treated […]