Surgical, oncologic, and cosmetic differences between oncoplastic and nononcoplastic breast conserving surgery in breast cancer patients.

@article{Tenofsky2014SurgicalOA,
  title={Surgical, oncologic, and cosmetic differences between oncoplastic and nononcoplastic breast conserving surgery in breast cancer patients.},
  author={Patty L Tenofsky and Phaedra Dowell and Terri Topalovski and Stephen D. Helmer},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={207 3},
  pages={398-402; discussion 402}
}
BACKGROUND There is a lack of information regarding the safety, complication rate, and cosmetic outcome of oncoplastic breast conserving surgery. The purpose of this study is to evaluate and compare oncoplastic and nononcoplastic procedures. METHODS A retrospective review was conducted of patients treated with oncoplastic or nononcoplastic lumpectomies. Immediate and long-term complication rates and cosmetic satisfaction were compared. RESULTS Of the 142 surgeries, 58 were oncoplastic… CONTINUE READING
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