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Surgical therapy of the breast and axilla

Similar to the systemic therapy of breast cancer, also the surgical therapy of breast cancer is currently undergoing significant developments. The necessity of axillary dissection is increasingly being questioned, as study results show that in patients with minor lymph node involvement, the removal of additional lymph nodes does not improve the long-term outcome. The AGO guidelines from 2011 recommend a reduction in ablative radical surgery techniques in favor of skin and nipple-areola complex preserving techniques. In the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery, there is a broad range of surgical techniques. Novel materials such as titan polypropylene nets and acellular dermis further expand the spectrum of reconstructive methods. Implant-based immediate reconstruction is the preferable option in ablative surgery. However, it must be pointed out that the variety of surgical techniques has rarely been studied in comparative studies, which will still need to be addressed.

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Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, breast conserving and radical surgery, titanized polypropylene mesh, acellular dermis, reconstructive flap surgery

Stefan Paepke1, Ingo Bauerfeind2, Andreas Schnelzer1,
Daniel Müller3, Hans-Günther Machens3, Marion Kiechle1
1 Interdisziplinäres Brust- und Gynäkologisches Krebszentrum der Frauenklinik der Technischen Universität München, München
2 Brustzentrum der Klinik für Frauenheilkunde und Geburtshilfe
des Klinikums Landshut, Landshut
3 Interdisziplinäres Brustzentrum der Technischen Universität
München, Klinik für plastische und wiederherstellende Chirurgie,
Reviewer: Olaf Pirsig, Berlin
und Uwe Görner, Gütersloh

Paepke S. Operative ... Gynakol Geburtsmed Gynakol Endokrinol 2011; 7(1): 66-83 publiziert 31.03.11 ©akademos Wissenschaftsverlag 2011 ISSN 1614-8533