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Considerations in Oncoplastic Surgery.

Adv Exp Med Biol 2021 ;1187:525-544

National Cancer Center, Goyang-si, South Korea.

The development of oncoplastic surgery (OPS) is one of the greatest achievements for the treatment of breast cancer. OPS combines oncological resection with plastic surgery techniques in a single procedure to allow the excision of tumors without compromising cosmetic outcome. It allows better aesthetic-functional outcomes and consequently an improvement of the psychological aspects of patients with breast cancer. Read More

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January 2021

Optimizing Breast Reconstruction through Integration of Plastic Surgery and Radiation Oncology.

Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2021 May 6;9(5):e3577. Epub 2021 May 6.

Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Mass.

Post-mastectomy radiation therapy (PMRT) is an important adjunct to improve oncologic outcomes and survival in select breast cancer patients at increased risk for local recurrence. As recommendations for PMRT broaden, an increasing number of patients will have it included as part of their breast cancer treatment plan.

Methods: This overview of the literature strives to broaden the exposure of the plastic surgeon to PMRT and describe the indications, guidelines, and considerations relevant to reconstructive surgery. Read More

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Incidence, Impact, and Management of Incidentalomas on Preoperative Computed Tomographic Angiograms for Breast Cancer Patients with and without Genetic Mutations.

Plast Reconstr Surg 2021 May 10. Epub 2021 May 10.

From the Division of Plastic Surgery and the Department of Radiology, Lenox Hill Hospital at Northwell Health; the Department of Surgery, Beaumont Health; and New York Breast Reconstruction Associates.

Background: Preoperative abdominal computed tomographic angiograms for free flap breast reconstruction improve operative safety and efficiency, but incidental findings are common and potentially affect management. In addition, the authors hypothesized that patients with genetic mutations might have a higher rate of significant findings. The authors present the largest series of computed tomographic angiogram "incidentalomas" in these two populations and an evidence-based algorithm for managing common findings. Read More

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A Novel Technique for Preventive Lymphovenous Anastomosis: Anastomosing a Ligated Lymphatic Vessel.

Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2021 Mar 22;9(3):e3509. Epub 2021 Mar 22.

Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Gent University Hospital, Gent, Belgium.

Background: Lymphedema is defined as a chronic condition, caused by lymphostasis. A major part in the Western world consists of iatrogenic lymphedema caused by surgery to the lymph nodes of the axilla or groin. Prophylactic lymphovenous anastomosis (LVA) could be beneficial in the prevention of lymphedema of the extremities. Read More

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Postoperative pain assessment of robotic nipple-sparing mastectomy with immediate prepectoral prosthesis breast reconstruction: a comparison with conventional nipple-sparing mastectomy.

Int J Med Sci 2021 17;18(11):2409-2416. Epub 2021 Apr 17.

Department of Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM) is a surgical procedure for patients with breast cancer without nipple-areolar complex (NAC) involvement. Robotic NSM (RNSM) with immediate breast reconstruction has been recently introduced; however, reports regarding RNSM are still lacking. Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate the postoperative assessment with a focus on postoperative pain of RNSM with prepectoral immediate prosthesis breast reconstruction (IPBR) compared with conventional NSM (CNSM) in patients with breast cancer without NAC invasion. Read More

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Reconstructive outcome analysis of the impact of neoadjuvant chemotherapy on immediate breast reconstruction: a retrospective cross-sectional study.

BMC Cancer 2021 May 8;21(1):522. Epub 2021 May 8.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou Medical Center, 5, Fu-Hsing Street, Kweishan, Taoyuan, 33305, Taiwan.

Background: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) was initially applied to locally advanced breast cancer to convert advanced lesions to an operable status. Currently, its application has been expanded to enhance overall oncological results, especially in patients with triple-negative or HER-2-positive breast cancer. With more NACT being applied, the role and impact of this approach on breast reconstruction needs to be determined. Read More

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Reconstruction in Women with T4 Breast Cancer after Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy: When Is It Safe?

J Am Coll Surg 2021 Apr 24. Epub 2021 Apr 24.

Breast Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY. Electronic address:

Background: Despite limited evidence regarding its safety, immediate reconstruction (IR) is increasingly offered to women with T4 breast cancer. We compared outcomes following IR, delayed reconstruction (DR), and no reconstruction (NR) in patients treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) and postmastectomy radiation therapy (PMRT) for T4 disease.

Study Design: We retrospectively identified consecutive women with T4 tumors treated with trimodality therapy from 1/2007-12/2019. Read More

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The Impact of Post-Mastectomy Radiotherapy on Delayed Alloplastic Breast Reconstruction - Experience of One Center.

Chirurgia (Bucur) 2021 Mar-Apr;116(2):224-231

Background And Objectives: Nowadays, breast cancer treatment spans from simple lesion excision to complex management including surgery (mastectomy with or without axillary lym-phadenectomy) and adjuvant treatment (chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormonal therapy and im-munotherapy). Lately, breast reconstruction has become part of the breast cancer approach, but, while its physical and emotional benefits are undisputed, it comes with its own set of risks and complications, especially when delayed breast reconstruction after radiotherapy is performed. This paper aims to present our experience on the effects of radiotherapy in conjunction with de-layed alloplastic breast reconstruction. Read More

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Toward Adipose Tissue Engineering Using Thiol-Norbornene Photo-Crosslinkable Gelatin Hydrogels.

Biomacromolecules 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

Polymer Chemistry & Biomaterials Group-Centre of Macromolecular Chemistry (CMaC)-Department of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry, Ghent University, Krijgslaan 281, S4-Bis, 9000 Ghent, Belgium.

Nowadays, breast implants, lipofilling, and microsurgical free tissue transfer are the most often applied procedures to repair soft tissue defects resulting from mastectomies/lumpectomies following breast cancer. Due to the drawbacks and limitations associated with these conventional clinical practices, there is a need for alternative reconstructive strategies. The development of biomimetic materials able to promote cell proliferation and adipogenic differentiation has gained increasing attention in the context of adipose reconstructive purposes. Read More

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Comparative study of patient outcomes between direct to implant and two-stage implant-based breast reconstruction after mastectomy.

J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2021 Mar 30. Epub 2021 Mar 30.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata di Verona, Piazzale Stefani 1, 37100 Verona, Italy.

Background: Breast reconstruction plays a central role in the outcome management of patients with breast cancer, particularly in terms of quality of life (QoL), which must be weighed carefully when considering the available surgical options. In the context of implant-based breast reconstruction, immediate replacement with prosthesis (direct-to-implant (DTI)) and acellular dermal matrix (ADM) is gaining popularity, at the expense of the traditional two-stage implant-based breast reconstruction with tissue expander (TE), and the literature suggests that patients tend to prefer interventions with "immediate" therapeutic efficacy and aesthetic satisfaction that obviate the need for further invasive surgery. We investigated this hypothesis by administering the BREAST-Q™ questionnaire to two groups of patients who had undergone the respective procedures. Read More

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The significance of biopsy scar excision at the time of skin- or nipple-sparing mastectomy with immediate breast reconstruction.

Jpn J Clin Oncol 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.

Department of Breast Oncology, Aichi Cancer Center, Nagoya, Japan.

Background: Neoplastic seeding (NS) can occur after tissue biopsy, which is a clinical issue especially in mastectomy with immediate reconstruction. This is because postoperative radiation is not usually given and local recurrence of preserved skin flap may increase. The purpose of this study is to investigate the importance of preoperative evaluation of NS and the validity of biopsy scar excision. Read More

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Discussion of Histopathological Findings of 954 Breast Reduction Specimens.

Sisli Etfal Hastan Tip Bul 2021 17;55(1):42-48. Epub 2021 Mar 17.

Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, University of Health Sciences Turkey, Sisli Hamidiye Etfal Teaching and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Objectives: Breast reduction is a frequently sought procedure by patients and one of the most commonly performed operations by plastic surgeons. Follow-up of histopathological results after reduction mammoplasty is very important. This study aimed to evaluate the histopathological results of patients undergoing bilateral reduction mammoplasty to determine the incidence of breast lesions and risk factors of high-risk breast lesions. Read More

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Single-Port Three-Dimensional (3D) Videoscope-Assisted Endoscopic Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy in the Management of Breast Cancer: Technique, Clinical Outcomes, Medical Cost, Learning Curve, and Patient-Reported Aesthetic Results from 80 Preliminary Procedures.

Ann Surg Oncol 2021 May 1. Epub 2021 May 1.

Division of General Surgery, Changhua, Taiwan.

Background: The preliminary results of an innovative surgical technique, which incorporated single-port three-dimensional (3D) videoscope and instruments for endoscopic nipple-sparing mastectomy (E-NSM), were reported.

Methods: The medical records of patients who underwent single-port 3D E-NSM for breast cancer from August 2018 to September 2020 were analyzed, and the preliminary outcome of this procedure as well as the patient-reported aesthetic results are described in this article.

Results: The study enrolled 70 patients who received 80 procedures of single-port 3D E-NSM. Read More

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Breast Device Surgery in Australia: Early Results from the Australian Breast Device Registry.

J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2021 Mar 28. Epub 2021 Mar 28.

School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Electronic address:

Background: The Australian Breast Device Registry (ABDR) is a clinical quality registry designed to monitor the performance of breast devices; and the quality and safety of breast device surgery.

Objective: To report on breast device surgery characteristics across Australia.

Methods: Participants were registered patients in the ABDR from 2012 to 2018. Read More

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Safety and immunogenicity of one versus two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine BNT162b2 for patients with cancer: interim analysis of a prospective observational study.

Lancet Oncol 2021 Apr 27. Epub 2021 Apr 27.

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.

Background: The efficacy and safety profiles of vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 in patients with cancer is unknown. We aimed to assess the safety and immunogenicity of the BNT162b2 (Pfizer-BioNTech) vaccine in patients with cancer.

Methods: For this prospective observational study, we recruited patients with cancer and healthy controls (mostly health-care workers) from three London hospitals between Dec 8, 2020, and Feb 18, 2021. Read More

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Oncological safety of therapeutic 'nipple-sparing mastectomy' followed by reconstruction: a systematic review.

Acta Chir Belg 2021 May 5:1-9. Epub 2021 May 5.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

Background: Breast cancer (BC) treatment traditionally consisted of radical and often mutilating surgery. Advances in the field of BC have led to new remedies, enabling the paradigm shift from radical to conservative surgery. New treatments such as nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM) are becoming more popular, aiming to improve both oncological and aesthetic outcomes. Read More

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Down-Regulation of the Proteoglycan Decorin Fills in the Tumor-Promoting Phenotype of Ionizing Radiation-Induced Senescent Human Breast Stromal Fibroblasts.

Cancers (Basel) 2021 Apr 20;13(8). Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Laboratory of Cell Proliferation and Ageing, Institute of Biosciences and Applications, National Centre for Scientific Research "Demokritos", 15341 Athens, Greece.

Down-regulation of the small leucine-rich proteoglycan decorin in the stroma is considered a poor prognostic factor for breast cancer progression. Ionizing radiation, an established treatment for breast cancer, provokes the premature senescence of the adjacent to the tumor stromal fibroblasts. Here, we showed that senescent human breast stromal fibroblasts are characterized by the down-regulation of decorin at the mRNA and protein level, as well as by its decreased deposition in the pericellular extracellular matrix in vitro. Read More

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Influencers of the Decision to Undergo Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy among Women with Unilateral Breast Cancer.

Cancers (Basel) 2021 Apr 23;13(9). Epub 2021 Apr 23.

Department of Breast Medical Oncology, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA.

(1) Background: The relatively high rate of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) among women with early stage unilateral breast cancer (BC) has raised concerns. We sought to assess the influence of partners, physicians, and the media on the decision of women with unilateral BC to undergo CPM and identify clinicopathological variables associated with the decision to undergo CPM. (2) Patients and Methods: Women with stage 0 to III unilateral BC who underwent CPM between January 2010 and December 2017. Read More

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Unilateral Orbital Metastasis as the Unique Symptom in the Onset of Breast Cancer in a Postmenopausal Woman: Case Report and Review of the Literature.

Diagnostics (Basel) 2021 Apr 19;11(4). Epub 2021 Apr 19.

Morphopathology Department, "Victor Babeş" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Eftimie Murgu Sq. Nr.2, 300041 Timişoara, Romania.

The orbit represents an unusual metastases site for patients diagnosed with cancer, however, breast cancer is the main cause of metastases at this level. These orbital metastases were discovered in patients with a history of breast cancer as unique or synchronous lesions. We present a rare case of a unique retroocular metastasis as the first initial symptom of a tubulo-lobular mammary carcinoma in a postmenopausal woman. Read More

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Bioprinting and Differentiation of Adipose-Derived Stromal Cell Spheroids for a 3D Breast Cancer-Adipose Tissue Model.

Cells 2021 Apr 3;10(4). Epub 2021 Apr 3.

Department of Trauma, Hand, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Würzburg, 97080 Würzburg, Germany.

Biofabrication, including printing technologies, has emerged as a powerful approach to the design of disease models, such as in cancer research. In breast cancer, adipose tissue has been acknowledged as an important part of the tumor microenvironment favoring tumor progression. Therefore, in this study, a 3D-printed breast cancer model for facilitating investigations into cancer cell-adipocyte interaction was developed. Read More

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Towards Patient-Centered Decision-Making in Breast Cancer Surgery: Machine Learning to Predict Individual Patient-Reported Outcomes at 1-Year Follow-up.

Ann Surg 2021 Mar 18. Epub 2021 Mar 18.

*PROVE Center, Harvard Medical School & Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA †Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY ‡Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI §Department of Symptom Research, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Objective: We developed, tested, and validated machine learning algorithms to predict individual patient-reported outcomes at 1-year follow-up to facilitate individualized, patient-centered decision-making for women with breast cancer.

Summary Background Data: Satisfaction with breasts is a key outcome for women undergoing cancer-related mastectomy and reconstruction. Current decision-making relies on group-level evidence which may lead to sub-optimal treatment recommendations for individuals. Read More

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CC chemokine ligand 2 (CCL2) stimulates aromatase gene expression in mammary adipose tissue.

FASEB J 2021 May;35(5):e21536

Functional Foods Forum, University of Turku, Turku, Finland.

Obesity is a risk factor for postmenopausal breast cancer. Obesity-related inflammation upregulates aromatase expression, the rate-limiting enzyme for estrogen synthesis, in breast adipose tissue (BAT), increasing estrogen production and cancer risk. The regulation of aromatase gene (CYP19A1) in BAT is complex, and the mechanisms linking obesity and aromatase dysregulation are not fully understood. Read More

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Impact of Breast Reconstruction on Biophysical Parameters of Mammary Skin in Patients Receiving Postmastectomy Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer.

J Breast Cancer 2021 Apr;24(2):206-217

Department of Plastic Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Purpose: In this study, we examined the impact of reconstruction using tissue expander insertion (TEI) on the risk of radiation dermatitis in patients undergoing postmastectomy radiotherapy (PMRT).

Methods: Between August 2015 and March 2019, patients with breast cancer who had received systemic chemotherapy and PMRT were prospectively included. Skin parameters, including melanin, erythema, hydration, sebum, and elasticity, were measured using a multi-probe instrument at 6 time points: before the initiation of radiotherapy (pre-RT), at weeks 1, 3, and 5 during radiotherapy (weeks 1-5), and 1 and 3-month after radiotherapy (post-RT-1m and post-RT-3m). Read More

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Comparison of Single Incision Endoscopic Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy and Conventional Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy for Breast Cancer Based on Initial Experience.

J Breast Cancer 2021 Apr;24(2):196-205

Department of Surgery, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Purpose: Endoscopic breast surgery for patients with breast cancer was introduced for its superior cosmetic outcomes; it was initially studied in the field of breast-conserving surgery and, more recently, in robotic-assisted nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM). The main purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility and safety of endoscopic NSM (E-NSM) in patients with breast cancer by comparing E-NSM and conventional NSM (C-NSM).

Methods: Between May 2017 and October 2020, we retrieved the records of 45 patients who underwent NSM with permanent silicone implants and divided them into the E-NSM group (20 patients) and the C-NSM group (25 patients), depending on the use of the endoscopic device. Read More

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Mining immune-related genes with prognostic value in the tumor microenvironment of breast invasive ductal carcinoma.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2021 Apr;100(17):e25715

Department of Endocrine and Breast Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China.

Abstract: The tumor microenvironment (TME) plays an important role in the development of breast cancer. Due to limitations in experimental conditions, the molecular mechanism of TME in breast cancer has not yet been elucidated. With the development of bioinformatics, the study of TME has become convenient and reliable. Read More

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Decision aid for women with newly diagnosed breast cancer seeking breast reconstruction surgery: A prospective, randomized, controlled, single-blinded, pilot study.

J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2021 Mar 28. Epub 2021 Mar 28.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, United States. Electronic address:

Background: Women undergoing immediate breast reconstruction for breast cancer often experience anxiety when faced with reconstruction and the type of reconstruction to choose. The purpose of this study is to analyze the impact of a decision aid on decisional conflict in women with newly diagnosed breast cancer seeking breast reconstruction.

Methods: Newly diagnosed breast cancer patients seeking breast reconstruction at a single center were prospectively randomized into two groups. Read More

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[Corrigendum] High expression of FUSE binding protein 1 in breast cancer stimulates cell proliferation and diminishes drug sensitivity.

Int J Oncol 2021 Jun 23;58(6). Epub 2021 Apr 23.

Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery, Guangzhou Red Cross Hospital, Jinan University, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510220, P.R. China.

Subsequently to the publication of the above article, the authors have realized that they inadvertently uploaded an incorrectly labelled version of Fig. 5D; essentially, the row of data panels labelled as 'FBPI-KD' were the data derived from the experiments performed with the FBP1-C cells, and vice versa. The revised and correctly labelled version of Fig. Read More

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Quality of Life After Bilateral Risk-Reducing Mastectomy and Simultaneous Reconstruction Using Pre-Pectoral Silicone Implants.

Patient Prefer Adherence 2021 13;15:741-750. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Traumatology and Plastic Surgery, University Hospital Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany.

Purpose: Bilateral risk-reducing mastectomy (BRRM) can reduce the risk of developing breast cancer by up to 95% in women with increased exposure. Although survival is increased, mastectomies can adversely affect a patient physically, psychologically, and psychosexually. High health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is often achieved after simultaneous breast reconstruction (BR) following BRRM; however, data on the pre- and postoperative results of HRQoL are lacking. Read More

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