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Use of the Oncoplastic Reduction Pattern Technique Following Removal of a Giant Breast Lipoma.
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PMID:  21407068     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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We present a case report of a 59-year-old patient with a giant lipoma of the left breast, extending to the left arm. She sought medical consultation because it had become heavy and caused pronounced breast asymmetry. The lesion was excised by means of an oncoplastic technique using the superior-medial pedicle wise-pattern breast reduction approach. We concluded that the use of the oncoplastic reduction pattern technique after removal of a giant breast lipoma is highly rewarding, resulting in a smaller-sized breast that is aesthetically more pleasing, has better symmetry with the contralateral breast, and provides relief from functional mass deficit. This technique minimizes the potential for a breast deformity once the tumor is resected.
Authors:
Julie Grossman; Tehillah Menes; Guy Lahat; Eyal Gur; Jerry Weiss; Yoav Barnea
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of plastic surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1536-3708     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-3-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7805336     Medline TA:  Ann Plast Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
From the Departments of *Plastic Surgery and †General Surgery, "B," Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Affiliated with the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.
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