Breast screening programs along with advances in diagnostic methods and oncologic treatment have resulted in full recovery for a decisive number of patients diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer. The results of the ultra-radical-, followed by the breast conserving era pose new opportunities and challenges for the oncologic breast surgeon. The focus of oncoplastic surgery is not only on the tumor, but also on the female patient, allowing for individualized immediate breast reconstruction with acceptable esthetic result following radical tumor exstirpation. Modern procedures differ both in concept and technique from that of traditional breast surgery. This paper provides a comprehensive and detailed overview of reconstructive and oncoplastic breast surgery.
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
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