Tumor Excision2020-09-07T18:14:58+02:00



Breast conserving therapy or partial mastectomy according to specific indications is performed in about 60 – 70% of cases. In these patients a partial mastectomy/tumor excisions or lumpectomy is performed and the reconstruction is done immediately if necessary. Most lumpectomies can be done without reconstruction if the defect is small and leaves an inconspicuous defect. If reconstruction is performed immediately during the same procedure as the tumor excisions/lumpectomy or partial mastectomy it is called oncoplastic surgery. Typically, the remaining breast tissue gets rearranged on the affected side to give the breast an acceptable and natural looking shape. Simultaneously the other normal breast gets reduced or lifted to match the reconstructed side with a breast reduction