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Immediate latissimus dorsi
pedicle flap reconstruction following the removal of an eight kilogram giant
phyllodes tumour of the breast: a case report
Phyllodes tumors account for less
than 1% of breast tumors in women, and giant phyllodes tumors are those that
are larger than 10 cm in diameter. Removal of such large tumors places a huge
burden on the surgeon to reconstruct a breast that is aesthetically acceptable
by the patient. We report what may be the largest giant phyllodes tumor and,
most likely, the first latissimus dorsi flap used to cover such a large defect
caused by the resection.
We report the case of a
36-year-old Malaysian woman who presented with a three-year history of
gradually increasing swelling of the left breast, with skin changes.
Examination revealed a huge, globular, lobulated mass measuring 400 mm by 350
mm. The patient had a mastectomy with an immediate latissimus dorsi pedicled
myocutaneous flap reconstruction. The breast weighed 8.27 kg, and exvivo,
the tumor measured 280 mm by 250 mm by 180 mm. Histopathologic analysis
confirmed the diagnosis as a giant phyllodes tumor. At 12-month follow-up, the
patient reports no complications and is satisfied with the aesthetic outcome.
Giant phyllodes tumors are very rare
tumors that can reach up to 40 cm in diameter. Reconstruction of such a defect
is a great challenge, and we report what we believe is the first latissimus
dorsi flap to cover successfully a defect of approximately 400 mm by 350 mm.
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