Evaluation of result of skin-nipple sparing mastectomy in Baghdad Teaching Hospital and Dijla Private Hospital

Sabah Noori Abdulraheem Al-Khazaali, Rafea Jasim Hussein Al-Shammari


Background: Skin-nipple sparing mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction by silicone implantation has become increasingly popular as an effective treatment for patients with breast carcinoma. The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of skin-nipple sparing mastectomy.

Methods: Records of twenty-seven patients with operable breast cancer who had skin-nipple sparing mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction between June 2009 and June 2011 were reviewed. Patients and tumor characteristic, type of reconstruction, post-operative complication, aesthetics, results and incidence of recurrence analyzed.

Results: Mean age of 37 patients, aged 25 to 48 years old. Regarding the clinical feature, the size of mass <3 cm in 70%, the site of mass in upper outer quadrant in 62%, no case of skin changes and/or nipple changes. There are two cases of all patients which fixed to underlying tissues about 63% of cases are grade II, stage II and 37% are grade I, stage I. The results of follow up of the procedures are: seroma developed in 14%, infection 3.5%, skin necrosis 7%, local recurrence was zero for follow up for more than one year, about 63% received chemotherapy.

Conclusions: S.N.S.M. and immediate breast reconstruction with silicon implantation for selective case of CA breast is associated with low morbidity and low rate of local recurrence and good aesthetic result with patient satisfaction.


Breast, Cancer, Mastectomy, Nipple, Sparing

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