Male breast cancer: Reconstructive surgery

Adriana Cordova, Matteo Rossi, Emanuele Cammarata

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The conventional treatment for male breast cancer consists of modified radical mastectomy with axillary sentinel node biopsy and/or axillary lymph node dissection in case of lymph node-positive disease. However, breast-conserving surgery (BCS) is gaining popularity also among men. In both cases, surgery leaves an aesthetic disfigurement that impacts patient well-being and quality of life. Thus, even if male breast has a different social and emotional role than female’s one, male breast reconstruction deserves the same importance. The aim of this chapter is to give a comprehensive review on latest indications and strategies for the post-oncological reconstructive surgery of the male breast.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPlastic and Cosmetic Surgery of the Male Breast
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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