par Lejour, Madeleine ;De Mey, Albert ;Mattheiem, Wolrad
Référence Chirurgia Plastica, 7, 2, page (131-134)
Publication Publié, 1983-06
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : Among 204 breast reconstructions performed between 1977 and 1982, 194 were reviewed. Three local recurrences were excised during reconstruction, without any further treatment. Four local recurrences developed after reconstruction. These were treated by excision, with additional radiotherapy in 1 case, chemotherapy in one, and a combination of these treatments in another case. The prosthesis was not removed and the appearance of the breast remained satisfactory. In 3 cases, local recurrence was followed by spread of the disease. Metastases appeared without local recurrence in 14 patients. In no case was extension of the disease observed in the contralateral breast. The small number of local recurrences (4) and metastases (17) in 194 breast reconstructions performed in 5 years is an argument for the safety of the procedure. © 1983 Springer-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG.