Breast Reshaping with Dermaglandular Flaps After Giant Lipoma Removal: Versatility of Oncoplastic Techniques
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Lipomas of the breast are benign lesions that do not raise great interest in the literature and their incidence is unclear. They usually are small, benign soft tissue tumors of fat cells that can be treated by simple excision. Although lipoma is a banal condition, it often causes diagnostic and therapeutic uncertainty. The first reason for this is the normal fatty composition of the breast. Second, it may be difficult to distinguish a lipoma from other benign or malignant lumps. This report presents a rare case involving giant lipoma of the breast that compromised most of the mass of the breast. After resection, the remaining breast was reshaped using multiple dermaglandular flaps to restore the breast mound, and contralateral breast mammaplasty was performed for symmetry. This case is a good illustration of the oncoplastic reconstruction options available after wide local excision.
KeywordsBreast asymmetry Dermaglandular flaps Giant lipoma NAC pedicle Oncoplastic technique
The authors acknowledge Dr. Flavia Sorbi for assistance in editing this article.
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