The outcome of Grisotti flap oncoplastic technique in central breast cancer: case series


  • Mohamed Ebrahim El Dahshasn Department of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Tanta University Hospital, Tanta, Egypt
  • Hossam Mahmoud Mokhtar Khalil Department of Vascular Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Tanta University Hospital, Tanta, Egypt
  • Ayman Abd Elhameed Elnemr Department of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Tanta University Hospital, Tanta, Egypt



Centrally located breast cancer, Grisotti flap technique, Oncoplastic breast conserving surgery


Breast cancer patients with centrally located cancer always receive mastectomy or the combination of central excision and primary closure. With the development of modern oncoplastic breast-conserving technique, a variety of techniques are available to deal with centrally located breast cancers (CLBCs). Among these techniques, Grisotti flap technique is special, because it is easy to handle and only causes minor injury by using a local rotational dermoglandular flap to fill the defect of central part. In our study, we performed grisotti flap on seven patients with CLBCs and one patient with Paget’s disease. We found that performing Grisotti flap technique is safe oncologically with satisfactory aesthetic outcome for patients with CLBCs. However, further long term study on larger number of patients is needed to assess the long-term outcome of this surgical procedure in terms of survival.



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