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ROJAS BRUZON, Raquel; HECHAVARRIA JIMENEZ, Yulexis; PEREZ PUPO, Annarelis  and  LORES CRUZ, Aracely. Subcutaneous Post-mastectomy Breast Reconstruction with Wise Marking Pattern. A Case Report. Rev. Finlay [online]. 2022, vol.12, n.2, pp.232-238.  Epub June 30, 2022. ISSN 2221-2434.

Risk-reducing mastectomy, also known as prophylactic mastectomy, involves removing as much tissue as possible from a healthy breast to reduce the potential risk of developing cancer. A case of a 30-years-old,

black-skinned, multiparous patient with a history of suffering from a very young macrocystic breast disease is presented. This patient had undergone bilateral subcutaneous mastectomy 10 years ago due to macrocystic disease and had no possibility of implants on that occasion, which caused unaesthetic scars and psychological sequelae. The patient went to the Plastic Surgery Service of the Botswana Prince Marina Hospital in Africa requesting aesthetic correction. With the intervention, a harmonic breast was achieved, although small, with autologous tissues, without major complications and with the prospect of future breast volume increase with autologous tissues. In this patient, aesthetic reconstruction was a necessary and effective option given her socioeconomic context. The case is presented due to the interesting nature of this type of intervention carried out by Cuban specialists in their medical collaboration in an African country.

Keywords : breast; prophylactic mastectomy; case reports.

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