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Revista Cubana de Cirugía

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SANCHEZ WALS, Lenia. Breast reconstruction in patients with mammary pathology. Rev Cubana Cir [online]. 2013, vol.52, n.2, pp.154-161. ISSN 0034-7493.

Breast cancer represents the highest incidence rate of this disease and the second cause of death in the female sex. Mastectomy is preformed as a result of surgical treatment. It causes patient's worry about undergoing reconstructive surgery. In this work, three cases of women who underwent mastectomies because they were suffering from cancer and benign diseases of aggressive behavior were presented. These women were treated in the Reconstructive Surgery Service of the National Institute of Oncology and Radiobiology from March 2010 to March 2012. Mammary reconstruction was performed in each patient, applying the most convenient surgical technique, according to the case. Surgical techniques such as tissular expansion, the latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap, and the TRAM (transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous) were used. All cases could be reconstructed, achieving good aesthetic results. The advantages of mammary reconstruction and the validity of myocutaneous flaps were demonstrated.

Keywords : breast reconstruction; myocutaneous flaps.

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