Partial reconstruction of the breast after necrosis following conservative treatment

J. Y. Petit, A. Zeckri

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Radionecrosis after conservative treatment (CT) for breast cancer is uncommon. It represents less than 1 % in the main series published in the literature [1, 2, 5, 6]. Modern techniques of radiotherapy may prevent spontaneous radionecrosis, provided that doses have been adequately calculated. However, sclerosis of a quadrant is more frequent especially after application of a boost on the tumor bed. Differential diagnosis between radiosclerosis and local recurrence can be difficult, leading to a surgical biopsy. Such surgery on a radiated breast may be the cause of a secondary radionecrosis, such as in the case which will be presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-127
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Plastic Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1987


  • Breast cancer
  • Conservative treatment
  • Cosmetic failures after conservative treatment
  • Partial reconstruction of the breast

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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