European Journal of Plastic Surgery

, Volume 25, Issue 3, pp 156–159 | Cite as

Skin-sparing mastectomy with immediate breast reconstruction: a 10-year, single surgeon review of 105 consecutive patients

  • Bryant A. Toth
  • Stephen P. Daane
  • Stefania Tenna
Original Paper


Skin-sparing mastectomy with immediate reconstruction is a newer approach for the treatment of primary carcinoma of the breast which avoids many of the problems seen in patients undergoing linear incision mastectomies. One hundred five patients who underwent 143 skin-sparing mastectomies during the 10-year interval from 1985 to 1995 were reviewed, with average follow-up of 8 years and 4 months (minimum follow-up 4 years and 11 months). Local recurrences occurred in four patients (3.8%), two with stage 0 disease, one with stage I, and one with stage II. The average interval to local recurrence was 6 years and 3 months. Ten patients (8.6%) died of breast cancer, including one of the local recurrence patients. These figures are in general agreement with other published breast cancer data, supporting the oncologic safety of the skin-sparing mastectomy approach.

Skin-sparing mastectomy Immediate breast reconstruction Recurrence 


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© Springer-Verlag 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bryant A. Toth
    • 1
  • Stephen P. Daane
    • 2
  • Stefania Tenna
    • 3
  1. 1.Private Plastic Surgery Practice, 2100 Webster St, Suite 424, San Francisco, CA 94115USA
  2. 2.Private Plastic Surgery Practice, San Francisco, CAUSA
  3. 3.Private Plastic Surgery Practice, RomeItaly

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