Partial Breast Reconstruction is a groundbreaking work in reconstructive surgery, edited and written by international leaders in this field. It presents the latest reconstructive techniques for breast cancer patients who have breast conserving therapy (BCT), where the primary treatment is partial mastectomy and radiation therapy. With the "oncoplastic approach" women are now able to preserve their breasts while maintaining a breast that is aesthetic, symmetric, and well shaped.
Today, BCT has become the standard of care for many women diagnosed with breast cancer. Unfortunately, the incidence of poor cosmetic results is relatively high with standard BCT. This book provides surgeons with the techniques needed to improve aesthetic outcomes while maintaining oncologic standards. It focuses on three critical areas: 1) improving the breast resection to ensure the most aesthetic outcome, 2) preventing a deformity with partial breast reconstruction when a poor cosmetic outcome is anticipated, and 3) correcting a post-radiation deformity when it occurs.
A Timely Topic
The oncoplastic approach is the wave of the future. It is imperative for reconstructive surgeons to learn oncoplastic techniques so that they can broaden their practices and take care of this growing population of patients with BCT deformities. This comprehensive book will provide you with the clinical information and guidance that you need to incorporate this approach into your practice.
This beautifully illustrated semi-atlas provides complete coverage of partial breast reconstruction in 31 comprehensive chapters divided into 5 parts. Part I includes key chapters on oncoplastic surgery basics and incorporating oncoplastic surgery into your practice. Part II includes chapters on applied anatomy, decision making, improving the partial mastectomy and quadrantectomy defects, and radiotherapy after oncoplastic surgery. Focusing on immediate partial breast reconstruction and correction of the BCT deformity with delayed partial breast reconstruction, Parts III and IV are the largest sections of the book. Chapters in these sections provide step-by-step details for the range of oncoplastic techniques. One DVD containing operative video complements the text.