The rhomboid flap and partial mastectomy

A. M. Cooperman, M. Dinner

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Partial mastectomy with or without axillary dissection may be used as a primary treatment for breast cancer. The operation has been praised and criticized and its results and indications are summarized elsewhere in this symposium. A frequent shortcoming of partial mastectomy is cosmetic deformity of the remaining breast either because of malposition of the nipple and aerola or because of excision of large amounts of breast tissue. This deformity not only detracts from the esthetic result but may be one factor that limits application of partial mastectomy. To correct this shortcoming we have utilized the Limberg rhomboid flap in 15 patients. This report will describe the technique and illustrate the results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)869-873
Number of pages5
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes


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