One of the most important problems linked to the conservative surgery of breast cancer consists of local recurrences (LR), even if it has now been proven that the appearance of LR has no influence on overal survival of the patients operated for breast cancer. We have considered 108 patients suffering from breast cancer and treated with quadrantectomy plus axillarydissection. In these patients were found 4 LR (3.7%), that in two cases appeared in the residual mammary gland and in other two cases were found on the skin scar. The mean time of occurrence of the LR was of 43 month (range 18-90 month). The authors have correlated the appearance of LR with some caracteristics of the tumor, as the pT, the histologic type, the histologic Grading, the estrogen receptor status and the extensive intraductal component of the tumor (EIC). No particular correlations were found between the pT, histologic type, histologic Grading, estrogen receptor status of the tumor and the onset of LR. Instead a significant correlation was found between the LR appearance and the EIC of the tumor. Infact, for the tumors with a rich EIC there was found a 11.5% incidence of LR against a 1.2% impact of LR for the tumors with a low EIC. The authors conclude that is impossible now to assert that exist really some prognostic factor but is most important to note that there are many data in the literature that seems ever more to point at the rich EIC of the tumor as an important prognostic factor of LR.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|
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