Deltopectoral flap for reconstruction of male breast after radical mastectomy for cancer in a patient on hemodialysis

Atsunori Nakao, Shinya Saito, Yoshio Naomoto, Junji Matsuoka, Noriaki Tanaka

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Abstract

A rare case of advanced male breast cancer in a patient on hemodialysis was successfully treated with radical mastectomy and chemotherapy. Computed tomography of the chest revealed multiple pulmonary metastases. After administration of chemotherapy consisting of 5-fluorouracil (4000mg) and epirubicin (280mg), the pulmonary metastases disappeared and this was associated with a decrease of serum CEA levels and tumor size. Radical mastectomy and reconstruction for the chest wall defect using a deltopectoral flap (DP flap) were performed. Histopathological examination of the resected specimen showed intraductal adenocarcinoma with nodal metastases. The patient has remained well without clinical recurrence of distant metastasis for a follow-up period of two years. Our experience has demonstrated that the DP flap was a feasible approach in male breast reconstruction despite the debilitated condition of the patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2477-2479
Number of pages3
JournalAnticancer research
Volume22
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 19 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Chemotherapy
  • Deltopectoral flap
  • Male breast cancer
  • Reconstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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