Article Abstract

Breast sharing for closure contralateral mastectomy defect

Authors: Prakasit Chirappapha, Rupporn Sukpanich, Monchai Leesombatpaiboon, Chairat Supsamutchai, Thongchai Sukarayothin, Chayanoot Rattadilok


Savage resection for advanced breast cancer can sometimes lead to large chest wall defects that cannot be covered with the rest of skin flap. Local flap is commonly used for covering chest wall defects given its short operative time, length of hospital stay, and satisfying cosmetic sequel. In this study, we present the surgical technique used to cover the lower medial chest wall defect after savage mastectomy. The defect at medial site was covered with the flap rotated from the contralateral breast. This technique is very useful, especially in patients with comorbidity; it achieved acceptable oncological outcome and good cosmetic result.