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INTRODUCTION Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Egyptian women. The disease is often advanced at diagnosis. Since molecular profiling is not feasible in routine practice, we sought to examine the association of age distribution with hormone receptor profile, disease stage and outcome among Egyptian women. PATIENTS AND METHODS We conducted a(More)
BACKGROUND Nipple-areola complex (NAC) preservation is a new revolution in breast cancer surgery and breast reconstruction, if reliability and safety are considered. The latissimus dorsi muscular flap is a versatile flap that is gaining renewed popularity for immediate breast reconstruction with development of modifications. We are introducing(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of our study was to identify characteristic features of invasive lobular carcinoma on mammography and ultrasound examinations. MATERIALS AND METHODS This is a retrospective multicenter study of women with biopsy-proven invasive lobular carcinoma. All patients had undergone diagnostic sonomammography. The imaging findings were(More)
BACKGROUND At present, limb-sparing surgery is the most appropriate and acceptable treatment option for soft tissue sarcomas of the extremities. To increase the number of limb-sparing resections in the treatment of locally advanced soft tissue sarcomas of the extremities, preoperative radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy are often used. Isolated limb perfusion(More)
Background. Postmastectomy seroma causes patients' discomfort, delays starting the adjuvant therapy, and may increase the possibility of surgical site infection. Objective. To evaluate quilting of the mastectomy flaps with obliteration of the axillary space in reducing postmastectomy seroma. Methods. A randomized controlled study was carried out among 120(More)
PURPOSE To assess axillary lymph nodes in patients with breast cancer with diffusion-weighted MR imaging in combination with routine and dynamic contrast MR imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS Prospective study was conducted on 65 enlarged axillary lymph nodes in 34 consecutive female patients (28-64 years: mean 51 years) with breast cancer. They underwent(More)
BACKGROUND The introduction of skin-sparing mastectomy has revolutionized both breast cancer surgery and breast reconstruction. Latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap is a versatile flap that is gaining renewed popularity with the development of flap modifications and the continued recognition of its reliability and safety. We report our results with a new(More)
Breast reconstruction is considered as an integrated part of the modern breast surgery. The aim of this study is to evaluate whether immediate autologous breast reconstruction influences QOL and patient satisfaction outcomes among Egyptian women with breast cancer in comparison to the traditional mastectomy. This is a prospective study in which 200 Egyptian(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical management of breast cancer in large-breasted women presents a real challenge. This study aims to evaluate the outcome of therapeutic reduction mammoplasty in large-breasted women with breast cancer using superior and superomedial pedicles, situated at any breast quadrant except for the central and upper medial quadrants. METHODS Fifty(More)
BACKGROUND In the past decade there has been an enormously expanding interest among rural Egyptian patients, relatives, and treating oncologists in post-mastectomy reconstruction as an integral part of patient care. We introduced our technique of pectoralis major myomammary cutaneous flap for single-stage reconstruction of large breasts, nipple, and areola.(More)