1 Department of Surgery, Breast Unit, Guglielmo da Saliceto Hospital, Piacenza, Italy
2 Department of Medicine and Surgery, Plastic Surgery Division, University of Parma, Parma, Italy; Cutaneous, Mini-invasive, Regenerative and Plastic Surgery Unit, Parma University Hospital, Parma, Italy
3 Department of Surgical Sciences and Integrated Diagnostics, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
4 Plastic Surgery Department, IRCCS San Martino University Hospital, National Institute for Cancer Research, Genoa, Italy
Breast Conserving Surgery (BCS) has gradually substituted mastectomy in the treatment of early-stage tumors. Indeed it ensures the same overall survival and better aesthetic results when followed post-operative radiotherapy. Nevertheless more than 20% excision of breast tissue, retro-areolar or lower pole cancer, and higer-sized breasts with ptosis, tend to result in aesthetically unpleasant results. Oncoplastic breast surgery finds its route into breast conserving surgery in the attempt to improve the aesthetic results while not compromising the oncologic ones.
Keywords: Reconstructive Surgery, Breast cancer, Breast conservative therapy, Oncoplastic breast surgery, Tumors, Post-operative radiotherapy.
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