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Transaxillary approach for the endoscopic extirpation of benign breast tumors.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Surgical Laparoscopy Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
1051-7200
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Volume
8
Issue
4
Pages
277–279
Identifiers
PMID: 9703600
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Cosmetic factors in the treatment of breast disease have long been neglected despite the fact that patients are highly concerned about the length and extent of the incision. Recent developments in both endoscopy and endoscopic devices have now made it possible to reach breast mass(es) from small incisions in the axilla. We describe the successful extirpation of a giant fibroadenoma of the breast in a 20-year-old woman, using a 3-mm or 10-mm endoscope and a 3-mm or 5-mm endoscopic device with a transaxillary approach. A scar-free breast with an excellent cosmetic result was achieved by use of this technique and these devices. Benign tumors (both single large tumors and multiple masses) are therefore considered to be ideal candidates for this type of minimally invasive endoscopic surgery.

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