[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Granulomatous mastitis is an inflammatory breast condition of unknown etiology. Management remains controversial and treatment algorithms are lacking from the literature. Few resources exist that discuss breast reconstruction following extirpation. This descriptive case series reviews the clinicopathologic features of granulomatous mastitis.We describe the surgical management undertaken at our institution including General and Plastic Surgery procedures. Eleven clinical charts and histologic slides of biopsy specimens were reviewed in our health region between 1992 and 2007. Demographic data, clinical presentation, and radiologic findings were tabulated. Treatment consisted of empirical antibiotics and surgical excision. Procedures performed included incision and drainage (n = 8), excisional biopsy (n = 15), partial mastectomy (n = 5), partial mastectomy with reduction mammaplasty (n = 2), and mastectomy with TRAM flap reconstruction (n = 1).Treatment was successful in all but one case. Multiple surgeries for recurrent lesions were often required to achieve final remission. Following extirpation, we recommend delayed breast reconstruction to monitor for recurrence.
Annals of plastic surgery 01/2010; 64(1):9-16. · 1.29 Impact Factor
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Phyllodes tumours are rare breast neoplasms that present as painless breast masses. They are classified as benign, malignant and borderline. More rare presentations of these tumours include bilateral asynchronous disease and unilateral multifocal disease. Surgical excision with clear margins remains the treatment of choice for these tumours. The present case report is the first to be discussed in the literature. It describes a patient presenting with synchronous bilateral, multifocal breast phyllodes tumours who underwent immediate reconstruction with tissue expanders at the time of her mastectomies.
The Canadian journal of plastic surgery, Journal canadien de chirurgie plastique 01/2010; 18(4):145-6. · 0.21 Impact Factor