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Oncoplastic Reconstruction of Lumpectomy Defects

There are several different manners in which to treat breast cancer. Breast cancer can be successfully treated with lumpectomy and IORT or intra-operative radiation therapy. In patients with smaller tumors and of a low grade the tumor can be resected and radiation delivered at the time of the lumpectomy. The breast can be rearranged and closed allowing for an optimal aesthetic outcome. The photograph shown demonstrated oncoplastic reconstruction of a left breast cancer after IORT.

Author Info

Brian Dickinson

Dr. Dickinson is a Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon operating out of Newport Beach, California. He believes that the reconstructive and aesthetic surgical principles appropriately complement each other and share's his techniques and advice freely.