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And the tumor was removed, and the breast was saved!

Surgeons of the Department of Oncology and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery of the Breast and Skin of the P.A. Herzen - a branch of the Federal State Budgetary Institution "NMITs of Radiology" of the Ministry of Health of Russia, headed by its head, Dr. med. Zikiryakhodzhaev Aziz Dilshodovich, a complex operation was performed to simultaneously remove a malignant tumor and restore the mammary gland in a young woman. 

For the Federal State Budgetary Institution “National Medical Research Center of Radiology” of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, operations for the simultaneous removal of a malignant tumor and breast reconstruction have long become routine, but the case of a patient who was treated at the P.A. Herzen turned out to be truly unique.  

Five years ago, she underwent breast augmentation with implants. After that, the patient underwent systematic examinations, during which a malignant tumor was revealed, over the endoprosthesis, right in the nipple area.  

Most often, with such a localization of the tumor and taking into account the presence of an endoprosthesis, and the close adherence of the tumor to the skin, patients perform a complete removal of the mammary gland, including the nipple and skin area. However, our surgeons proposed a method of reconstructive surgery, which allowed the patient to preserve aesthetic beauty.  

During the operation, the young woman underwent subcutaneous mastectomy with simultaneous TDL-flap mammoplasty in combination with an endoprosthesis. 

To restore the defect, the patient's own tissues were used: a skin area from the back muscle, which was moved to the chest area, and the woman was replaced with an implant. 

Currently, our patient is doing well and is preparing for discharge.

We wish her good health and long life!

The full progress of the operation can be seen in the video at the link


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Press service of the Federal State Budgetary Institution "National Medical Research Center of Radiology"